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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 9/4/20

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST April 9.

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NUMBERS

* Confirmed cases in Australia: 6,013

* Australian deaths: 50 (21 in NSW, 12 in Vic, four in Qld, six in WA, three in Tas, two in ACT, two in SA). 13 were passengers on the Ruby Princess.

* Daily infection rates have fallen to just two per cent, with the highest per population in Tasmania, with four per cent.

* 2813 people have recovered

* 730,000 businesses have registered for the JobKeeper scheme

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MEASURES

* The federal government has committed $320 billion, or 16.4 per cent of gross domestic product, to combat the virus' health and economic effects.

* A $130 billion JobKeeper scheme providing coronavirus-affected businesses $1500 a fortnight to pass onto employees over six months.

* Free child care for people still in paid work in a $1.6 billion package to childcare centres.

* Small businesses with a turnover of up to $50 million will be protected from eviction and have their rent reduced in line with falls in revenue under state-enforced legislation.

* The ATO will make it easier to claim working from home deductions with an 80 cents per hour flat rate for expenses from March 1 to June 30.

* Welfare recovery scheme robo-debt has been frozen for six months.

* All Australians must continue practising social distancing and stay at home unless going out for essentials or exercise.

* Australians returning home from overseas must be quarantined for two weeks in hotels or other accommodation before being allowed home.

* Queensland will confine new and transferring prisoners to their cells for 14 days.

* Australians, excluding aid workers and compassionate cases, are banned from international travel.

* People risk being fined by police if caught travelling for non-essential reasons over Easter.

* Popular NSW and Queensland beaches including Manly, Surfer's Paradise, Coolangatta and Dee Why have closed after Sydney's Bondi Beach was shut last week.

* Victims of domestic violence in NSW will be told if their alleged abuser is granted bail as more offenders are being released to reduce overcrowding in prisons.

* Tasmania has banned visits to hospitals and aged care homes for two weeks.

* Still open: supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, some schools, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight services, bottle shops, newsagents, retail shops. Restaurants restricted to takeaway/delivery in most states.

* Closed: schools in Victoria and ACT, gyms, indoor sports venues, pubs, cinemas, nightclubs, casinos, places of worship, theme parks, auction houses, food courts in shopping centres, beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlours, galleries, museums, libraries, youth centres, community halls, clubs, RSL clubs, swimming pools, amusement parks, arcades, indoor and outdoor play centres, social sports that involve large groups, outdoor and indoor markets, outdoor playgrounds, outdoor gyms, skate parks.

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KEY QUOTE

* "Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good." - Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese on the opposition's support for the government's JobKeeper legislation after its amendments were rejected.

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OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

* The government's $130 billion JobKeeper scheme passed federal parliament on Wednesday night.

* National cabinet meets Thursday to discuss what will happen to this year's Year 12 students.

* The Australian National University will use students' year 11 results to offer them places for undergraduate degrees in 2021.

* NSW Police have boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship to seize evidence and question crew members about passengers disembarking the ship in March to see whether NSW biosecurity laws were breached.

* The Victorian government has secured a deal worth $500,000 to have ventilators produced locally in the state by June.

* The first 288 Australians quarantined in a Sydney CBD hotel have been released.

* UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, 55, is stable after a second night in intensive care for COVID-19 complications.

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SPORT

* The AFL, NRL, A-league soccer, Super Rugby and netball competitions are postponed.

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ECONOMICS

* The sharemarket is set for an early boost on Thursday as both the S&P/ASX200 and All Ordinaries closed slightly down at the end of trading yesterday.

* Australia's AAA credit rating is at risk after global agency Standard & Poor's lowered the nation's outlook from stable to negative.

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GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS

* Cases: at least 1,504,665

* Deaths: at least 87,978

* Recovered: at least 319,286

*Source: State and federal government updates and worldometers website at 0730 AEST

© AAP 2020

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