Coronavirus Australia live updates: national Covid-19 cases pass 8,000 as Victoria suburbs in lockdown

Prof Michael Kidd says the milestone was passed in the last 24 hours; stay-at-home orders in place for 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north

8.02am BST

The end of September will be “an incredible danger zone” for the Australian economy, Danielle Wood from the Grattan Institute has warned.

We’ve been very vocal about the concern of not just jobkeeper rolling off but the jobseeker supplement [and] a number of other support programs all coming off at the same time at the end of September. That is an incredible danger zone for the economy.

We think having a different part time rate might be a compromise to better target the scheme so the money is going to those who need it more.

7.49am BST

An update on the Balmain Covid-19 case:

The Woolworths Balmain staff member who tested positive to Coronavirus worked in the self service section of the checkout on June 27 & June 28. If you visited the store on the weekend, health authorities advise to be alert to possible symptoms & to get tested if you have any.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Coronavirus Australia live updates: national Covid-19 cases pass 8,000 as Victoria suburbs in lockdown ———

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