Newly sworn-in President Joe Biden has vowed to waste no time spurring the US government's COVID-19 response as the virus kills an average of 3000 people a day.
Susan Heavey and Patricia Zengerle
Victoria has recorded a 15th day without a locally acquired case of COVID-19, though a person in hotel quarantine has tested positive for the virus.
Benita Kolovos and Callum Godde
Four weeks after Christmas - when a curfew was eased so families could gather - the number of people in hospital with the coronavirus has increased by 119.
Geert De Clercq
The UK's chief scientific adviser has warned parts of the health system are like a 'war zone' as the nation recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic.
South Australian authorities are set to meet to consider where to make changes to the state's local COVID-19 restrictions.
Seven new coronavirus cases have been reported in Beijing amid a lingering outbreak of infections in northern China.
An increase in demand for donor sperm and eggs, coupled with a drop in donations, during COVID-19 is leading to long delays for some people wanting to have a donor-conceived baby.
Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel says now is not the time to look at possible government mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis, as deaths approach 100,000.
The head of St John of God Bunbury Hospital has told staff a morphine blunder that killed a baby boy would affect the hospital’s reputation and they’d have to work hard to regain community trust.
Tennis Australia has clarified it will foot the entire bill to quarantine Australian Open arrivals, with none of the program subsidised by Victorian taxpayers.
As South Korea prepares to start mass inoculations in February, Seoul is working on a deal that will boost the supply of vaccines in the country to 146 million.
Bhutan has become the first of many recipients of 'vaccine diplomacy', with supplies of the AstraZeneca vaccine shipped from neighbouring India.
China, which has had its biggest jump in COVID-19 cases in more than three weeks, defended its early actions in the pandemic, saying it quickly alerted the WHO.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1800 AEDT on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Almost 20,000 people were tested for coronavirus in NSW in the latest reporting period, nearly double the figure for the day before.
Hannah Ryan and Tiffanie Turnbull
SA Health says Listeria has been found in a brand of ham produced locally, prompting a warning to consumers and efforts to remove affected products from supply.
With no end to COVID-19 in sight, most Australian industries have been forced to adapt, creating a huge demand for workers to fill scores of roles.
South Australia's police commissioner has urged all people to use QR codes when checking into businesses and other venues to aid the fight against COVID-19.
Australians are far more likely to get vaccinated against COVID-19 than their American counterparts, according to a new survey released today.
Victoria has released tens of thousands of extra regional tourism vouchers to encourage people to holiday at home and boost the economy.
A ceremony from the base of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington has marked the US government's first official nod to the staggering coronavirus death toll.
Susan Heavey and Gabriella Borter
As President Donald Trump spends his final day in office, the US death toll from the coronavirus has reached the grim milestone of more than 400,000.
A panel reviewing the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic is unsure why the WHO did not declare a global public health emergency earlier.
Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland
Russian consumer health watchdog Rospotrebnadzor says the EpiVacCorona coronavirus vaccine candidate has been "100 per cent effective" in early-stage trials.
Maria Kiselyova and Polina Ivanova
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