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WHO chief says pandemic 'far from over'

The coronavirus pandemic is "far from over" and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving immunisation for children in the poorest countries, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.

South Korea cautions on Kim health reports

South Korean officials are emphasising they have detected no unusual movements in North Korea and are cautioning against reports its leader Kim Jong-un may be ill or is being isolated because of coronavirus concerns.

Probe into truck company in Vic cop deaths

The man accused of being behind the wheel of a truck that fatally ploughed into four police on a Melbourne freeway has made a brief court appearance, as officers raid homes connected to his employer.

Hefty fines for attacks on Qld workers

Deliberately spitting, coughing or sneezing on Queensland's frontline workers will now incur a $1300 on-the-spot fine while it's become easier to dob on people who breach COVID-19 restrictions.