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National Cabinet is meeting today to plan Australia’s gradual steps towards reopening the economy and returning to normal life.

It comes as the nation joins the ‘first movers’ group — an exclusive group of countries that responded quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this update:

0:29 – Summary of today’s developments.
1:11 – Brasil records 615 virus deaths – the highest one-day tally in the southern hemisphere.
1:23 – The AFL is investigating whether several Adelaide Crows players broke rules by training in a group.
1:36 – National Cabinet meets today to chart a roadmap out of the coronavirus crisis, finalising a framework that will outline how restrictions should be wound back.
4:10 – Federal Police have been called in after it was discovered some people had their Superannuation stolen through a scheme introduced during the coronavirus crisis.
5:22 – The ramifications of a coronavirus outbreak at a Melbourne meatworks is growing with a high school student linked to the facility testing postiive.
9:23 – There are four new coronavirus infections in New South Wales.
11:35 – Pressure to re-open the US economy continues to mount after the release of data showing 33 million Americans have sought unemployment benefits since March.
12:01 – The Trump Administration has shelved a document created by the top public health institute in the US, setting out how to safely re-open the economy.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-08/coronavirus-australia-live-updates-covid19-latest-national-cabin/12225602

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