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Australia: One million jobs lost over coronavirus pandemic

Closure of many non-essential businesses in Australia – like pubs and cinemas – led to an estimated one million people losing their jobs overnight.

The closure of many non-essential businesses in Australia has led to an estimated one million people losing their jobs overnight.

The government is scrambling to provide financial aid but experts warn that many businesses will not recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports from Sydney.