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Australia’s conservative government clashed with state lawmakers on Thursday over how fast to relax social distancing restrictions, as the number of new COVID-19 cases showed a steady decline, Reuters reports.

Australia in March created a national cabinet which includes federal, state and territory leaders to coordinate measures to stop the disease spreading, closing international and domestic borders, suspending schools and closing businesses.

To use the tragedy of this personal family is disgusting. I will not be bullied nor will I be intimidated by the prime minister of this country.

Shipping a coronavirus vaccine around the world will be the “largest transport challenge ever”, according to the airline industry.

The equivalent of 8,000 Boeing 747s will be needed, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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