The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Saturday, January 23, 2021.
China has marked the anniversary of the world's first coronavirus lockdown as it battles its worst outbreak since March 2020.
A coronavirus lockdown, affecting about 10,000 residents in a neighbourhood in Kowloon, has come into immediate effect in Hong Kong.
Western Australia and Victoria have relaxed border restrictions with NSW after the state recorded a sixth straight day without a local virus case.
The Victorian government has further lifted coronavirus restrictions, with the cap on household visitors rising from 15 people to 30.
There is "some evidence" that the coronavirus variant that was first detected in the UK could be deadlier than the original, the Prime Minister says.
Hundreds of US National Guard members, deployed to Washington DC to keep Joe Biden's inauguration secure, have tested positive to the coronavirus.
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The WHO says a deal has been reached for 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be used in the COVAX program next month.
The new variant of coronavirus that has emerged in the UK may be associated with a higher mortality rate, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned.
Companies struggling because international travellers are still unable to visit Australia could receive targeted support from the federal government.
A study by a prominent adviser to Japan's pandemic response says the government's domestic tourism campaign may have contributed to a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Germany's death toll from the coronavirus has passed 50,000 after the country saw higher levels of infection in autumn and winter.
The Victorian Farmers Federation says a new deal between Victoria and Tasmania to quarantine farm workers will provide limited relief from labour shortages.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Travellers from NSW and Queensland will soon be able to return to Western Australia but they will still be required to undergo 14 days quarantine.
Beijing has begun mass COVID-19 testing following several days of new cases as China battles its worst outbreak since March last year.
WA’s border with Queensland and NSW will be relaxed from Monday, but arrivals from both States will still need to self-quarantine for two weeks. Here’s what the changes mean for WA arrivals.
President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to coordinate a federal pandemic effort as Europe's disease surveillance agency says COVID-19 variants pose a high risk.
Victoria has further eased its border restrictions with NSW and Queensland after recording a 16th consecutive day with no local coronavirus cases.
Plan includes an extra 100 school psychologists in a bid to improve mental health support and counselling for WA schoolchildren.
Angela Pownall & Bethany Hiatt
The country has achieved an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 but there is some bad news for Aussies stuck overseas.
US President Joe Biden has issued a flurry of executive orders on his first day in office to jump-start his national COVID-19 response.
Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
NSW has recorded a fifth consecutive day with zero new local COVID-19 cases, with Victoria opening its borders to almost all of Sydney.
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