NSW Health minister Brad Hazzard has defended the governments's handling of the Ruby Princess as the state's coronavirus count grew by 104.
The moving sounds of the Last Post echo from driveways across Australia at dawn on Anzac Day, connecting people forced to keep their distance because of the coronavirus.
More younger people are falling severely ill with coronavirus, the World Health Organisation says, as the number of deaths passes 50,000 globally.
Italian authorities have reported 766 new COVID-19 fatalities, bringing the country's death toll from the coronavirus pandemic to nearly 15,000.
Two hospital staff are among the latest confirmed coronavirus cases in Tasmania as testing ramps up in the state's north.
LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:--NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 5,314, with around 650 recovered.
Tougher coronavirus restrictions remain likely for Victoria despite a slowing of the infection spread.
Queensland remains weeks behind other states on the coronavirus curve and infections might not peak until September, the premier warns.
Two more people have died from coronavirus in NSW, including an elderly man who had been a cruise ship passenger, taking the state's COVID-19 death toll to 12.
Childcare operators and parents are preparing for the new regime of free care during the coronavirus crisis.