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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Tuesday, April 28


The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on April 28.


* More than 6720 cases have been recorded in Australia but only around 1400 are active.

* Of the active cases, 113 are in hospital, with 43 in intensive care.

* More than 510,000 tests have been conducted across the country.

* The death toll is 84 - NSW 37 (including two people who died in NSW but are Queensland residents), Victoria 17, Tasmania 11, WA eight, Queensland four, SA four, ACT three).

* About 21 of the deaths were passengers on the Ruby Princess cruise ship and four were on the Artania in WA.

* More than two million people have downloaded the federal government's tracking app COVIDSafe since its Sunday release.

* The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed three million.



* National cabinet wants to see 20 or fewer cases a week before Australia starts easing more restrictions.

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

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

* The federal government has committed almost $100 million to support zoos and aquariums during the coronavirus pandemic.

* In WA, up to 10 people are now 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.

* NSW and SA also have no plans for any changes at present.

* Some elective surgeries to resume this week including IVF, dental and eye procedures, children's surgeries, joint replacements, endoscopy and colonoscopies.

* NSW students will attend school one day a week starting from May 11, building to full-time by late July. Term two kicks off in WA on April 29 with all students to return in a month. Meanwhile, in Victoria, most students will keep being schooled at home.

* South Australian schools have re-opened for term two but parents are free to keep their children at home with all schools providing remote learning options.

* 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.



* A Perth clinical research company is set to trial a potential coronavirus vaccine on human subjects.

* Waters at Bondi and Bronte will reopen in Sydney for swimming and surfing but the beaches will remain shut to sunbathers.

* Tasmania will conduct an independent review into the coronavirus outbreak in its northwest, after a police investigation found no evidence health workers held an illegal dinner party that contributed to the spread of COVID-19.

* Courts are prioritising cases relating to parenting disputes and escalating violence linked to the COVID-19 crisis.



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

* The NRL will meet with clubs and the players association on Tuesday to finalise strict biosecurity guidelines to allow players to resume training next week.

* Police have fined Sydney Roosters player Latrell Mitchell, Melbourne Storm's Josh Addo-Carr and Newcastle Knight's Tyronne Roberts-Davis $1000 for breaking social distancing laws.



* The economy could take a $400 billion hit if restrictions adopted to fight the spread of COVID-19 continue for six months, Business Council of Australia modelling shows.

* The Australian sharemarket is tipped to open flat despite an overnight surge on Wall Street fueled by the potential easing of some coronavirus restrictions.

* The federal government will pursue major construction projects and consider loose business regulations as part of Australia's economic recovery.



* Cases: at least 3,055,651

* Deaths: at least 211,065

* Recovered: at least 919,366

*Data current as at 0730 April 28, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates.

© AAP 2020

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