Russia has reported a record 1002 coronavirus deaths, the first time the number has passed the 1000 mark since the beginning of the pandemic.
Eight people who came into contact with a COVID-positive truck driver while he was in WA have not yet returned negative results.
More than 10,000 FIFO workers and nurses — some in uniform — have flocked to Forrest Place to slam the State Government’s vaccine mandates and closed border. SEE THE EXTRAORDINARY PICTURES
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1700 AEDT Saturday, October 16.
Dozens of anti-vax and anti-lockdown protesters have been arrested at turbulent demonstrations in Melbourne.
Rhiannon Tuffield and Rebecca Le May
A 15-year-old girl is among the state’s seven coronavirus deaths overnight, with authorities saying she also had other conditions.
A Gold Coast woman allegedly handed out hundreds of fake Covid medical exemption certificates and police suspect there could be more.
Rebecca Le May
Victoria has reported 1993 daily cases of COVID-19 and another seven deaths, taking the toll from the current outbreak to 138.
More than two per cent of New Zealand has been vaccinated in a single day - Super Saturday - as health officials record 41 new cases of COVID-19.
Queensland has imposed tough border rules on a state that’s had a Covid-19 scare after an infected man travelled there and fled quarantine.
The ACT has recorded 20 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday as new freedoms for cross border travellers come into effect.
As Sydney enjoys its first weekend out of lockdown in months and prepares for more relaxed rules on Monday, dozens fewer cases have been recorded in NSW.
Emily Cosenza and Rebecca Le May
Victoria’s COVID outbreak continues to alarm authorities, with the State recording 1993 infections and seven deaths this morning.
The latest global developments on the coronavirus, as at 0815 AEDT Saturday October 16.
The United States will accept foreign visitors even if they have been given a mixture of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Premier Mark McGowan’s COVID-19 mantra has left WA ill-prepared for inevitable virus arrival.
A community lawyer says she's been "bombarded" with calls from people who've been wrongly fined under COVID-19 public health orders.
Eighty per cent of eligible residents in NSW are now fully vaccinated, triggering the next phase in the state's reopening.
Federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg has lashed Victoria over its lockdown stance which allows people from NSW to visit but no freedom of movement for Melburnians.
A COVID-positive teenage girl with underlying health conditions is among Victoria's seven latest deaths as the state reports 1993 new local cases.
The ACT has reported 20 new local virus cases while announcing it will ease restrictions for travel to parts of NSW.
Support for WA’s hard border remains almost as high as it was a year ago, with the overwhelming majority of West Australians backing Premier Mark McGowan’s stance.
WA Premier Mark McGowan says his state is likely to remain closed to NSW for longer following a major change to quarantine rules.
Western Australia has the lowest number of per-capita ICU beds in the country, at just six per 100,000 people.
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