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Wage subsidy plan for millions of workers

HOW DOES THE JOBKEEPER PAYMENT WORK?* Businesses will receive $1500 every fortnight for all employees over six months* Employers will be legally obligated to pass the money on to their workers* The tax office will administer the payments, which are worth $130 billion* The scheme is designed to maintain links...

WHO denies being 'China-centric'

World Health Organisation officials have denied that the body was "China-centric" and say the acute phase of a pandemic is not the time to cut funding, after US President Donald Trump said he would put contributions on hold.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:--NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 6,013* Australian deaths: 50 (21 in NSW, 12 in Vic, four in Qld, six in WA, three in Tas, two in ACT, two in SA).

Investigation into Ruby Princess underway

Detectives have started investigating the handling of the Ruby Princess coronavirus scandal as the number of new COVID-19 infections across NSW continues to stabilise.

Twitter CEO gives $US1bn to virus relief

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and payments company Square, said he is moving $US1 billion ($A1.26 billion) of his equity in Square to fund COVID-19 relief efforts and eventually other causes.

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