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.
Hundreds of Australians remain stranded aboard cruise ships across the globe, with some told it could be weeks or months before they are able to return.
Australians are being urged to get the flu shot this month so they don't contract the disease and coronavirus at the same time.
The US death toll from the coronavirus has climbed past 3,600, eclipsing China's official count, as hard-hit New York City rushed to bring in more medical professionals and ambulances and parked refrigerated morgue trucks on the streets to collect the dead.
Health officials are encouraged Australia's coronavirus curve is flattening but insist the strict restrictions that have helped slow the infection rate must stay in place.
From Thailand to India, countries have told people not to make April Fools' Day pranks related to coronavirus, with some threatening jail time as they seek to prevent the spread of rumours which could put lives at risk.
Single-digit growth in coronavirus cases in Western Australia is being seen as an encouraging sign but 54 people are battling the disease in hospital, including 12 in intensive care.
Four babies are among the latest cases of coronavirus in Victoria.Three of the 96 new cases recorded in the state on Tuesday are babies under 12 months and the fourth is a year old.