Economic hit from coronavirus as pandemic declaration moves closer

Kirsten Lawson
Updated February 25 2020 - 10:29pm, first published 7:30pm

Australia is bracing for a major hit to the budget and the economy as global coronavirus cases topped 80,000 on Tuesday and the situation morphs into what Prime Minister Scott Morrison described as a global health crisis.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

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