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 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.
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.
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.
Extra testing for COVID-19 will be rolled out in parts of Queensland due to 32 cases whose sources remain unaccounted for.
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.
Scammers are pretending to offer people financial relief from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic by helping them access superannuation early.
Education ministers are looking at every trick in the book to ensure year 12 students finish school this year despite the mayhem caused by coronavirus.
The Queen has called on Australians to "rise to the challenge" of the coronavirus pandemic, after a summer of devastating bushfires.
Stand-alone hospital wards and drive-through testing centres could be built within 72-hours to help Australia deal with any rise in coronavirus cases.