Australia coronavirus live news: NSW premier orders special inquiry into Ruby Princess debacle – latest updates

Gladys Berejiklian says a ‘powerful and independent inquiry’ is the quickest path to answers. Follow all the latest news, live

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Donald Trump is standing in the rose garden, accusing the World Health Organisation of mishandling the coronavirus pandemic and confirming the US will halt its payments to the organisation – which make up about $500m a year – in the middle of a global pandemic.

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NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller gave his update, which includes a departure date for the Ruby Princess:

In terms of the Ruby update, we are working with Carnival Cruise and Border Force and Health and looking for a hopeful departure date of this Sunday.

We will be working towards that.

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