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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Thursday, April 30


The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on April 30.


* More than 6746 cases have been recorded in Australia, with about 1100 still considered 'active'.

* For the second day in a row, only one new case is due to an unknown, community transmission.

* South Australia has gone a week without any new infections.

* The death toll is 91 - NSW 42, Victoria 18, Tasmania 12, WA eight, Queensland four, SA four, ACT three.

* Twenty-one of the deaths were passengers on the Ruby Princess cruise ship, four were on the Artania in WA and 12 were residents at the Newmarch House aged care home in Sydney.

* More than three million people have registered with the federal government's tracking app COVIDSafe in three days.



* National cabinet wants to see 20 or fewer cases a week before Australia further eases restrictions.

* Australia's borders won't reopen for at least three months, the federal government says.

* Initial JobKeeper payments - part of a $130 billion package - will be received by employers soon.

* The federal government is offering private schools early payment of more than $3.3 billion if they get students back into classrooms by June.

* Australian manufacturers will get $48.3 million in funding from the federal government to help modernise their operations and create 2600 new jobs.

* In NSW from Friday, households will be allowed two adult visitors, and their children, under an initial easing of self-isolation measures. Some beaches are open for swimming and surfing only.

* In WA, up to 10 people are able to gather for non-contact recreational activities and outdoor personal training, while open homes and display villages will also be permitted.

* In Queensland, some stay-at-home restrictions will be eased this weekend, allowing people to travel 50km from their residence to visit parks, have picnics and jet ski. Shopping for non-essential items will also be permitted.

* The Northern Territory plans to reopen parks and reserves this weekend.

* Victoria has no plans to lift restrictions until May 11 at the earliest.

* Western Australian hospitality workers must complete a new COVID-19 hygiene training course before they return to work.

* Seasonal pickers migrating to Queensland will have to apply for permits and have approved accommodation and self-isolate for 14 days before starting work.

* SA Health workers to be the first group to undergo targeted testing as the state expands its coronavirus detection regime.

* The Queensland government has signed a land rent package worth more than $33.8 million to help farmers, businesses, tourism operators and community and sports clubs.

* NSW students will attend school one day a week starting from May 11. Queensland will on May 15 review keeping children at home. No change has been flagged in Victoria. Western Australia hopes all students will return to classes by May 11 while 63 per cent of students have gone back in SA.

* 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.



* Early tests of the University of Queensland's COVID-19 vaccine have shown promising signs it can fight off the virus.

* The 2020 Royal Melbourne Show and the Logies have both been cancelled.

* The Morrison government continues to push for a global review into the origins of coronavirus despite China threatening to boycott Australian products.

* Queensland opposition spokesman for police Trevor Watts has resigned from the shadow cabinet after he was fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions.

* A report into the northwest Tasmania outbreak will be made public by the state government on Thursday.

* An extra 10 million coronavirus testing kits have arrived in Australia, providing about a 20-fold increase in capability.



* The federal government will have the final say on when sporting leagues can resume when it outlines a national plan for the return of sport on Friday.

* The women's PGA Championship has been postponed to October while the International Golf Federation has extended the qualifying system for the Olympics to June 2021 amid the pandemic.



* The nation's banks will send debit cards to more than 500,000 Australians who currently only have access to EFTPOS and cash.

* Coles posted an unprecedented 13.8 per cent growth in March quarter supermarket sales compared to the same period last year, as virus-panicked shoppers stockpiled groceries.

* Treasury says the economic shock of coronavirus will cause unemployment to peak at 10 per cent and some businesses to go under.

* The Australian sharemarket is set for gains after US stocks surged overnight after promising results for a coronavirus treatment.



* Cases: at least 3,205,948

* Deaths: at least 227,294

* Recovered: at least 995,927

*Data current as at 0730 AEST April 30, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates.

© AAP 2020