Coronavirus Australia live update: jobseeker rate will be extended into 2021 'if required', minister says

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7.51am BST

There have been eight further cases of Covid-19 among the crew of a cargo ship in WA.

The WA health department confirmed just now that eight additional crew members on the Patricia Oldendor tested positive and are in hotel quarantine. There are now 17 cases associated with the ship, which is anchored off Port Hedland.

7.31am BST

Shares in milk companies A2 and Synlait have fallen today due to low demand from China and the restrictions in Melbourne, AAP report.

A2 Milk on Monday warned it was fielding fewer orders from its corporate Chinese reseller channel due to the restrictions in Melbourne. These resellers, based in Melbourne, are unable to access their warehouses due to travel restrictions imposed by the Victorian government.

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