Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases

Figure of 41 deaths in Victoria includes 33 people who died in aged care but not reported until yesterday; legislation to extend but reduce jobkeeper and jobseeker payments will be considered by the Senate today. Follow all the latest news and updates, live

7.56am BST

On that note, I am going to pass the blog off to Elias Visontay for the evening and go stare at a wall and rethink every decision which has led me to this moment.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning – it is party room day, so there should be something in that, and of course, we’ll have the latest on parliament and Covid. Hopefully we will hear a little more good news from Victoria as well.

7.54am BST

I’ve asked how long it has been since a sitting was suspended because there was no quorum – it looks like it has been years, but I’ll let you know if I find out.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Australia coronavirus live update: Victoria records 73 new cases and 41 deaths as NSW records 10 new cases ———

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