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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Tuesday, May 5


The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 5.


* The national death toll is 96 - NSW 45, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA nine, Queensland 6 (includes 2 Qld residents who died in NSW and are included in both the Qld and NSW counts), SA four, ACT three.

* An elderly man has become the 15th person to die at a western Sydney aged care home, Newmarch House, since April 11.

* 6825 cases have been recorded in Australia but only around 900 remain active, with 28 in intensive care.

* More than 650,000 people have been tested in Australia, out of a population of 25.7 million.

* More than 4.5 million of an estimated 16 million people have registered for the federal government's coronavirus tracing app, COVIDSafe, since April 26.



* National cabinet will on Friday decide whether to relax some anti-coronavirus measures across the country.

* Reopening of Australia's international borders is still a long way off, Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge has said.

* Business owners who ban people from entry unless they have the downloaded the government's coronavirus contact tracing app will face a maximum of five years in jail and a $63,000 fine under proposed new federal laws.

* Australia has pledged $352 million to a European Union fundraiser to develop a coronavirus vaccine.

* In NSW, households are now allowed two adult visitors and their children. Most beaches are open for exercise, swimming and surfing only. Property inspection restrictions will be lifted from next weekend.

* In WA, up to 10 people can gather for non-contact recreational activities while open homes and display villages are also permitted.

* In Queensland, people can now travel 50km from their residence to visit parks, have picnics and jet ski. Shopping for non-essential items is also permitted while cafes and restaurants will open in June at the earliest.

* The Northern Territory has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming. Restaurants and bars are to reopen with a two-hour limit on May 15 followed later by bans on entertainment venues.

* South Australia has reopened playgrounds and skate parks after 12 days of no new cases.

* Tasmania will ease restrictions on aged care home visits next week and will announce its road map towards releasing other social clamps on Friday.

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

* Queensland kindergarten, prep, grade 1 and year 11 and 12 students will return to classrooms full time from May 11 with schools expected to be fully operational by May 25.

* NSW students will attend school one day a week starting from May 11.

* Western Australia hopes all students will return to classes by May 11.

* The NSW government is pushing to scrap stamp duty and payroll tax in a bid to revive the state's economy.

* 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 and delivery in most states.



* NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will participate in a National Cabinet meeting on Tuesday after being invited by Scott Morrison.

* The head of the powerful Home Affairs department will be quizzed by a Senate committee over the Ruby Princess debacle that led to hundreds of cases of coronavirus across Australia.

* A separate NSW Special Commission of Inquiry into the Ruby Princess resumes in Sydney.



* The three South Sydney players turned away from the NRL club's headquarters and sent for COVID-19 tests have returned negative results to the virus.

* NRL clubs will resume group training on Wednesday after being brief on strict new biosecurity guidelines on Tuesday.

* The New Zealand Warriors NRL team have settled into their quarantine base in Tamworth.

* A-League soccer clubs are preparing for competition to re-start in August, despite no official word from Football Federation Australia.

* If COVID-19 cases continue to decline, the AFL season could resume end of June and without quarantine hubs, federal sports minister Richard Colbeck said.



* Australia's economy will take a $50 billion hit in the June quarter, according to Treasury figures to e cited by the Treasurer in his National Press Club speech on Tuesday.

* Economists expect the Reserve Bank to leave the cash rate at a record low 0.25 per cent on Tuesday.

* Job advertisements suffered their largest ever fall in April - at 53 per cent - as strict social distancing rules and business closures all but crushed demand for workers.



* Cases: at least 3,635,483

* Deaths: at least 251,577

* Recovered: at least 1,187,257

*Data current as at 0730 AEST May 5, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates.

© AAP 2020

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