New York state's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed Sunday above 1,000, less than a month after the first known infection in the state.
Australian banks will extend the six-month deferral of loans to 30,000 more businesses to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have no plans to ask the US government for help with security costs, the couple have said in response to a tweet from President Donald Trump that the United States would not pay for their protection.
A West Australian maximum-security prison has been locked down after prisoners armed with makeshift weapons scaled the roof.
A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China, where the epidemic originated in December, risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had "basically been stopped", a senior health official says.
NSW has recorded a further 174 patients with COVID-19, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 1791, including 207 without a known source of transmission.
No more public gatherings of more than two people is the new rule, as governments seek to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Five people who allegedly broke into two homes in South Australia with a firearm and assaulted two men fled when one of the group was cut with a machete.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked businesses to hold fire on any further shutdowns or job cuts ahead of a third stimulus package to be announced in the next few days.
Renters will be offered a moratorium on evictions, in a bid to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.