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‘You’d think I was making it up’: How one day changed Australia

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The scope of the coronavirus pandemic was crystallised in a flurry of remarkable news stories that all happened today.

Coronavirus has spread so rampantly that our lives have changed forever.

The scope of the pandemic was crystallised in a flurry of remarkable news stories that all happened today.

About 88,000 Australians lost their jobs, the NRL is suspending the 2020 season, Queensland closed its borders to other states, Australian athletes will not go to the Toyko Olympics (and the whole event's future is in doubt), 3000 Australians are stranded on cruise ships around the world and we can't got to the pub for a drink.

9News reporter Peter Overton summed up the stark reality of the unprecedented events that quickly unfolded during the 6pm news tonight.

"If I told you six weeks ago this would happen you'd think I was making it up," he said.

"Well all of these things have happened in one day. Today."

Stay up to date with the 9News.com.au rolling coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-jobs-lost-nrl-suspended-tokyo-olympics-under-threat-australians-stranded-on-cruise-ships-borders-closed/5e217428-46b4-4ea9-ab94-b3d9903da7ef

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