Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 14m as Australian parliament is postponed

Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 14m as Australian parliament is postponedJuly 18, 2020

The US, Brazil and India see biggest increases as worldwide tally grows by 237,743 in 24 hours; Australian parliament postponed on medical advice. Follow all the developments live

  • Opposition accepts Scott Morrison’s decision to postpone parliament
  • Global report: India cases pass 1 million mark
  • Boris Johnson’s plan for ‘normality’ met with criticism
  • Los Angeles suburbs hit hard as cases surge in California

Daniel Andrews is asked about increasing reports of it taking contact tracers multiple days to contact people and business who are close contacts and need to isolate.

I am aware of some reporting. Again, what’s most important to acknowledge here is the team is getting close to more than 2,000 now.

We have got support from different state government organisations, commonwealth public servants, a whole range of corporate staff and, of course, ADF.

During this press conference the chief health officer, Brett Sutton, throws gentle shade at the Australian health minister’s failure to correctly put on a mask at a press conference last week.

I won’t do a Greg Hunt, I will put it on properly.

WATCH: Health Minister Greg Hunt is encouraging Victorians to wear a face mask when they cannot practise social distancing – providing a demonstration.

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