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Tasmania records first coronavirus death

An elderly woman has become Tasmania's first coronavirus death, as people are warned they could be arrested for disobeying national social gathering orders.

China's virus-hit Wuhan gradually revives

Shopkeepers in the city at the centre of the virus outbreak in China are reopening but customers have been scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.

Australian companies to get wage subsidies

Businesses will be given wage subsidies of $1500 a fortnight for each worker to keep staff on during the coronavirus crisis as part of an unprecedented $130 billion package.

NT to impose tougher border measures

The Northern Territory is beefing-up its border controls, ordering all arrivals from interstate or overseas into 14-days of forced and supervised quarantine in response to the coronavirus pandemic.