Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 20 | ABC News

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  • Australia continues to report very low new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection. Several states and territories have even reported no new coronavirus cases in recent days.

    New South Wales has today reported four new cases, all in people who have returned from overseas.

    In this update:

    0:00 – News brief of the key elements in our coronavirus coverage.
    2:06 – The Chinese Government continues to criticise Australia for claiming to lead the push for an independent review into the coronavirus response.
    3:00 – Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister has defended the independence of the coronavirus review.
    3:53 – Travel restrictions will be eased in New South Wales from June 1.
    5:53 – The Queensland Premier has defended the closure of the State’s borders until possibly September.
    8:00 – All residents and staff tested at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre, where a nurse worked while contagious, have returned negative tests.
    13:12 – Victorian public health officials have begun using the new CovidSafe app to identify close contacts of a person who has tested positive.

    Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-20/coronavirus-live-news-covid-19-latest-hydroxychloroquine/12265004

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