Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Sunday 3 May | ABC News



A 14th resident has died in a western Sydney aged care facility at the centre of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The home’s operator, Anglicare, has confirmed 76-year-old Ann Fahey died in Nepean Hospital yesterday.

The outbreak at Newmarch House has infected 37 residents and 24 staff members, bringing the total to 61.

In this update:

0:00 – Another resident has died at Newmarch House aged care facility in Sydney.

0:41 – There are still 900 active coronavirus cases in Australia. Fifteen new cases were recorded yesterday.

1:11 – The Federal Education Minister has launched an attack on the Victorian Government for not reopening schools faster amid the coronavirus pandemic.

4:52 – Flight Centre has stopped charging cancellation fees for trips affected by coronavirus.

5:18 – More than 300,000 home owners have been approved for a loan deferral on mortgage repayments since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

5:44 – The South Australian Government is easing restrictions on some public play areas.

6:05 – The death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has passed 65,000 overnight.

9:03 – The White House has blocked senior infectious disease official Anthony Fauci from giving evidence at a congressional hearing.

10:44 – Figures in the UK show hundreds of people are continuing to die each day as a result of COVID-19.

11:30 – The French Government has announced plans to extend its national emergency declaration until July 24th.

Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-03/coronavirus-australia-live-news-covid19-latest-school-closures/12209314

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