Australia coronavirus live news: Queensland schools term 2 to continue distance learning as Tasmania quarantines 5,000 people – latest updates

There is more evidence Australia is flattening the curve of infections though the death toll has continued to grow. Follow all the latest news, live

2.40am BST

There have now been 144 people diagnosed with Covid-19 in Tasmania, which includes the 11 cases in the last 24 hours.

Of those, there have been 44 cases in the south, 25 in the north and 72 in the north-west (three other cases were interstaters who were diagnosed in Tasmania)

2.31am BST

You may remember a week or so ago, when we reported about a Covid-19 outbreak among Qantas baggage handlers at the Adelaide airport.

That is still going on, with 750 Qantas staff now being asked to self-quarantine.

The airline cluster stands at 34, including 18 baggage handlers, 13 of their close contacts and three other Qantas staff.

South Australia’s chief public health officer Nicola Spurrier said those recently included in the cluster indicated a spread to other areas of the airline’s operations.

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