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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 22/4/20

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on April 22.



* A total of 6,645 Australians have caught the virus, with around 4200 recovered.

* Australian deaths: 72 (31 in NSW, 15 in Vic, four in Qld, seven in WA, eight in Tas, three in ACT, four in SA). 21 were passengers on the Ruby Princess. Queensland toll excludes two Queenslanders who died in other states.

* Nearly 850,000 Australians are likely to be out of work for years and the economy will contract by 10 per cent by the middle of the year, RBA governor Philip Lowe has warned.

* NSW Police have issued 95 court notices and 736 on the spot fines for breaching restrictions since March 17.


* Some elective surgeries will resume after the Anzac Day long weekend including IVF, dental and eye procedures, children's surgeries, joint replacements, endoscopy and colonoscopies.

* A federal government app to track people who have been in contact with a coronavirus case will be available in the next couple of weeks with the Commonwealth promising it would have no access to the private data collected.

* Aged care homes have been warned to not ban residents from seeing visitors or carers with advice being to allow two visitors a day for brief catch ups.

* NSW school students will have one face-to-face learning day a week starting from May 11 and building up to a full-time return in late July. SA schools return to normal next Monday, WA will reopen for term two on April 29, with year 11 and 12 students strongly encouraged to attend in person, while NT students are now expected to attend school.

* 100 million surgical masks will be distributed to frontline workers during the next six weeks, following a recent shipment of 58 million.

* 3.5 million extra doses of the flu vaccine will be made available.

* The Queensland government has offered $200 million to help rescue Virgin Australia.

* About $339.5 billion - 17 per cent of the national economy - in combined efforts have been announced by Australian governments and the Reserve Bank so far.

* The federal government has flagged tax cuts and aggressive deregulation as part of a pro-business road to economic recovery.

* 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.

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

* 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: 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.



* "We've got to get our hands dirty to save not just those jobs, but also those services that people up in here in regional areas, in Rockhampton, rely on so keenly." - Queensland Senator Matt Canavan calling on his government to intervene to help save Virgin Australia.



* The federal government has reaffirmed its decision not to rescue Virgin Australia, which went into voluntary administration on Tuesday after being crippled by debt.

* Ruby Princess crew members have disembarked the vessel to fly home before the cruise ship's expected departure from NSW on Thursday.



* Professional rugby players have agreed to take a 60 per cent pay cut.

* Cricket Australia has already taken a $20 million hit with hundreds of millions predicted to be at risk should the T20 World Cup not go ahead in Australia later this year.

* The world tennis organisations have set up a coronavirus relief fund to help lower-ranked players affected by the sport's shutdown.

* The AFL, NRL, A-League, Super Rugby and Super Netball competitions have also been postponed.



* Australian stocks are expected to continue to struggle on Wednesday after more falls in oil prices, as demand plunges due to the pandemic.

* RBA governor Philip Lowe expects GDP to fall by around 10 per cent in the first half of 2020, mostly in the June quarter.

* Jobs for young Australians dropped 9.9 per cent between March 14 and April 4, with food and accommodation services shedding a quarter of workers.



* Cases: at least 2,551,137

* Deaths: at least 177,148

* Recovered: at least 688,356

*Source: State and federal government updates and Johns Hopkins website as at 0730 AEST

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