Thousands of extra intensive care beds will be created in Victoria ahead of a surge in coronavirus cases that is expected to peak in June.
NSW has recorded its first coronavirus death outside Sydney with a patient dying in Orange, taking the state's toll to 10.
An Australian cruise ship lobby group is calling for better support and collaboration from the federal and state governments to aid crew members stranded in Australian waters.
Tasmania has confirmed two new cases of coronavirus after the island state went a day without recording a new COVID-19 case.
With Anzac Day's once indestructable traditions cruelled by forced isolation, Australians will instead walk to the ends of their driveways on April 25 and light up the dawn.
A 33-year-old Perth man has been charged after he allegedly told police he had the coronavirus while being arrested over serious family violence.
The US state of California has announced plans to release up to 3500 inmates from prison early, as concerns rise for inmate safety amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Japan remains on the brink of a state of emergency as the rate of new coronavirus cases accelerates across the country, its top government spokesman said, amid reports the capital may order public schools to stay closed for a second month.
SOCIAL DISTANCING - WHAT IS IT?Firstly, it means keeping a physical distance between yourself and others, and secondly, it applies to the tough restrictions in place to stop people gathering in groups.
Hundreds of emergency flights will send fresh produce to key export markets in a bid to help Australian farmers and fishers under economic pressure due to the coronavirus.