The World Health Organisation is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions - after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.
A further stage of income support will be delivered to ensure certainty for Australian families and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.
Residents of one Melbourne public housing tower will remain in hard lockdown for another nine days, with fears a quarter of them could have coronavirus.
Australia is offering extended visas to Hong Kong residents who feel threatened by new national security laws imposed by Beijing.
States are ramping up coronavirus testing and strict border controls as they desperately try to stop Melbourne's outbreak infecting the nation.
Jetstar has refused to cop the blame for allowing passengers from coronavirus-hit Melbourne to disembark in Sydney without COVID-19 health checks.
New Jersey has adopted a strict coronavirus face-mask order, and New York City has unveiled a plan to allow public school students back into classrooms for just two or three days a week, as new US virus cases soared to a daily global record.
One of the more unbelievable aspects of how Scott Morrison talks about the coronavirus response has been his insistence there would be no stop-start approach to the reopening.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has poured cold water on union calls for paid pandemic leave for all workers who get coronavirus tests or are forced into quarantine.