Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Monday 30 March | ABC News


Tasmania has reported its first coronavirus death, taking Australia’s toll to 17.

There are now more than 4,000 confirmed cases of COBID-19 here, but officials are pointing to a trend downwards in the number of new daily cases and are saying there are early signs that the measures in Australia are working to limit the spread.

In this update:

0:53 The Federal Government is expected to unveil a new wage subsidy for businesses and workers
1:10 The Ruby Princess is currently anchored off Botany Bay and three crew members have been taken to a Sydney hospital for treatment
1:26 Number of new cases in NSW is ‘stabilising’
1:52 America’s leading expert on coronavirus is predicting the pandemic could kill between 100 and 200 thousand people in the United States.
2:07 The UNHRC is worried about the rate of infection in Turkey. There are more than four million refugees there and the latest data shows that Turkey is on the worst trajectory.
3:00 charts and diagrams for coronavirus trajectory
5:25 Discussion on the new wage subsidy that the Federal Government is expected to announce today
6:55 Support for business and private tenants in financial hardships because of coronavirus
8:33 Latest on physical distancing rules in Australia

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