Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 500,000 as Australian state of Victoria steps up efforts to fight outbreak | World news

1.39am BST01:39 Morrison government denies reports it will permanently lift unemployment benefit payments The Morrison government has denied it about to permanently lift unemployment benefit payments when the treasurer makes a long-awaited economic statement next month. News Corp newspapers, citing senior ministers, had reported the jobseeker payment would rise to $75 per day from $40 […]

Coronavirus live news: India passes 500,000 cases as Australian state of Victoria reports biggest surge in local outbreak | World news

India reported more than 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi, Reuters reported. India has the world’s fourth-biggest outbreak of the virus that causes Covid-19, below only the United […]