PM announces unprecedented wage subsidy for businesses affected by COVID-19 slowdown | ABC News

The Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenburg have announced businesses will receive a fortnightly wage subsidy up to $1,500 per employee as part of a $130 billion Federal Government bid to prevent millions of people from losing their jobs to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • COVID-19 origins: Rumor of Chinese scientists deleting sequencing data cleared up
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