PM Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg take questions on the $66 billion stimulus package.

A $66 billion economic lifeline is being thrown at Australians as the nation braces for an end to life as it knows it, amid a looming coronavirus lockdown of the worst hit parts of the country.

The Prime Minister has announced a second-stage $66 billion economic stimulus package and urged people to cancel all non-essential travel in a bid to protect Australia in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Cabinet, which brings together the Prime Minister, premiers and chief ministers, will meet tonight to find a way to force Australians to adhere to social distancing, following the temporary closure of Bondi Beach after people failed to adhere to government spacing requirements.

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