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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Monday, April 27

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on April 27.

NUMBERS

* More than 6711 cases have been recorded in Australia and at least 5539 people have recovered.

* More than 506,000 tests have been conducted across the country.

* The number of deaths in Australia is 83 (NSW 36, Victoria 17, Tasmania 11, WA eight, Queensland four, SA four, ACT three). About 21 people were passengers on the Ruby Princess and four were on the Artania in WA.

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MEASURES

* Australia's borders won't reopen for at least three to four months, the federal government says.

* Social distancing measures remain in place but some states are beginning to relax restrictions.

* In WA from Monday up to 10 people will be able to gather for non-contact recreational activities, outdoor personal training will be allowed for up to 10 people and open homes and display villages will also be permitted.

* In Queensland, some stay-at-home restrictions will be eased next weekend, allowing people to travel 50km from their residence to visit parks, have picnics and jet ski. Shopping for non-essential items will also be permitted.

* One million people have downloaded the federal government tracking app COVIDSafe after it went live on Sunday.

* Some elective surgeries to resume this week including IVF, dental and eye procedures, children's surgeries, joint replacements, endoscopy and colonoscopies.

* More than six million pensioners, carers and other welfare recipients have benefited from $750 cash payments totalling $5.1 billion.

* The NSW government has tipped almost $400 million into local councils across the state for community infrastructure projects and wage bill relief.

* The Victorian government is putting $16.8 million towards the state's arts sector in a bid to secure jobs and commission new work.

* The SA government will provide commercial tenants rent relief worth about $4.5 million while a $50 million package will be used for emergency tax relief for landlords to help residential and small and medium businesses.

* WA has announced a $154.5 million package to support tenants, landlords and the construction industry.

* NSW students will attend school one day a week starting from May 11, building to full-time by late July. SA schools return to normal on Monday and WA has urged Year 11 and 12 students to go back full-time when term two kicks off on April 29. Meanwhile, in Victoria, students will continue to be schooled at home.

* 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/delivery in most states.

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OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

* A new study by The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance has found no evidence students at NSW Schools have infected staff with COVID-19.

* Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is standing firm on the need for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus in China

* Australia is pushing for the World Health Organisation to be granted the same powers as weapons inspectors to deal with future pandemics.

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SPORT

* ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys has confirmed the NRL will have the final say on a new competition structure as the game moves towards a season restart on May 28.

* A three-game State of Origin series will be held at the end of the year with hopes the NRL can reward health workers and attract a safe crowd.

* The AFL is considering all states and territories as possible bases for isolation hubs as it attempts to restart the 2020 season.

* The AFL, NRL, Cricket Australia, Football Federation and Rugby Australia have all taken a financial hit from the virus.

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ECONOMICS

* The Australian economy could take a $400 billion hit if restrictions adopted to fight the spread of COVID-19 continue for six months, modelling by the Business Council of Australia shows.

* The Australian sharemarket appears set to make gains on Monday after a gradual increase in world oil prices over the weekend.

* The federal government will pursue major construction projects and consider lossebusiness regulations as part of key components in Australia's economic recovery.

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GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS

* Cases: at least 2,987,714

* Deaths: at least 206,712

* Recovered: at least 876,488

© AAP 2020

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