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Japan set to declare state of emergency

Japan is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday in a bid to stop the coronavirus, the prime minister says, with the government preparing a stimulus package to soften the economic blow.

Indonesia has biggest rise in virus cases

Indonesia has confirmed 218 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily jump since the first cases were announced a month ago, taking the total number of infections to 2491, a Health Ministry official says.

UN warns on home violence due to lockdowns

With more than 1.2 million people infected with the coronavirus, the UN chief has appealed for "peace at home" out of concern domestic violence was rising as the social and financial toll of the pandemic deepened.

Rise in asymptomatic virus cases in China

China has reported 39 new coronavirus cases, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases has also surged, as Beijing continues to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.

Newitt holds fears for Tasmanian racing

Leading jockey Craig Newitt fears for the future of the Tasmanian racing industry following its shutdown by the government in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Warning on early access to super scam

Scammers are pretending to offer people financial relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by helping them access superannuation early.