Scott Morrison reports back from the virtual G20 meeting, after four die on Australia’s worst single-day toll of the Covid-19 crisis so far. Follow the latest newsCoronavirus – latest global updatesHow ventilators work and why they are so important in saving people with coronavirusThe case for and against closing schoolsSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.17pm GMT Woolworths has announced it will hire up to 20,000 people over the next month for its supermarkets, commerce, supply chain, and drinks businesses. CEO Brad Banducci: “These are uncertain times for many industries and we have an important role to play keeping Australians employed through this crisis.”
8.12pm GMT Last week we broke the news that over 100 Australian doctors and other medical experts were stuck on the Roald Amundsen cruise ship after a trip around Antarctica wasn’t able to dock in Chile when the borders were closed.The good news today is, all over 300 passengers on board have now left on a charter flight from the Faulkand Islands and will be on their way home soon. From the cruise operator, Hurtigruten: 378 guests of MS Roald Amundsen are now safely on their way back to their home countries.There have not been any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 on any Hurtigruten ships, including MS Roald Amundsen. The ship, her guests and crew had been on an Antarctica cruise since the end of February – probably as far away as possible from any possible source of infection. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2020-03-26 20:21:38
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