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Australia Qld govt commits $17 million towards coronavirus vaccine

02:00  23 march  2020
02:00  23 march  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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  What happened at Bondi beach was 'not okay': Govt to crackdown on crowds to stop coronavirus spread Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned the government will be forced to enact “draconian measures” to curb the spread of coronavirus as the national cabinet advises all non-essential travel in Australia should be immediately cancelled. Delivering an update on the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Morrison warned that Australians needed to take social distancing measures more seriously. “After consulting with premiers and chief ministers overnight, we have decided that we are moving immediately to recommend against all non-essential travel in Australia,” he said.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $ 17 million funding injection to fast-track a vaccine for coronavirus by six months. State and federal governments are working together with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to support the University of Queensland 's School of Chemistry and

A coronavirus vaccine could be trialled on people as soon as June, with hopes it could be available for use by 2021. Researchers at the University of Queensland , The Doherty Institute The Queensland Government committed million in funding towards the vaccine development, while the Federal

The Queensland government has committed $17 million towards further coronavirus vaccine research.

The funding means a vaccine being developed in Queensland could be accessed in early 2021.

State and federal governments are working together with researchers at the University of Queensland, where the vaccine is in development.

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Coronavirus stimulus package for Canberra will give local economy a $137 million booster .
A wide-ranging stimulus package for small businesses, vulnerable households and community and arts groups is being offered to help Canberrans fight off COVID-19.Cash for public housing tenants, rates rebates, suspended fees and funding for arts and entertainment businesses are just some the components of a wide-ranging stimulus package the ACT Government announced today.

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