Those stranded due to coronavirus restrictions say they have been frustrated by the Australian government’s response to their plight • Follow our global coronavirus live blogAustralians scrambling to find a way home from locked-down Peru say they still don’t know if they will be able to get out of the country and fearthe window for leaving “may slam shut”.Britons and Canadians have been promised government flights to take them home from Peru, while Israelis and Mexicans have already been evacuated by their governments, but Australians say they are unsure commercial charter flights they have been encouraged by Canberra to book will be allowed to fly. Continue reading...
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Dan Tehan wants all schools to provide in-person teaching to children whose parents want it. Follow...Dan Tehan wants all schools to provide in-person teaching to children whose parents want it. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live updatesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsAm I eligible for the jobkeeper payment? Here’s everything you need to know to registerCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statistics 6.30am BST On that note, I am going to hand you over to Josh Taylor for the duration of today.Please take care, and try and squeeze in some at-home-fun in between all the isolation drudgery, this easter. 6.27am BST Marise Payne’s office has released some more information on those flights:“A Qantas service from Lima to Australia is scheduled to depart Peru on Monday 13 April. Subject to confirmation of regulatory and operational approvals, the details of commercial services to Buenos Aires and Johannesburg will be confirmed in the coming days. Continue reading...