NSW has recorded a further 174 patients with COVID-19, taking its total number of confirmed cases to 1791, including 207 without a known source of transmission.
At least 16 Australians have now died after contracting COVID-19 but the prime minister says the "strong" rate of infections is slowing.
Queensland coach Kevin Walters is confident that it is a matter of when - not if - the 2020 State of Origin series will be played.
THINGS TO DO IN LOCKDOWN:* Remain in contact with family and friends with technology* Exercise* Continue with structure and routine (get up at the same time each day)* Work on projects or tasks* Get sunshine if possible* Write a diary* Listen to musicTHINGS TO AVOID:* Excessive alcohol* Drugs* Watching or...
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended not rushing into a wage subsidy plan to help employers and their staff during the coronavirus crisis, saying it is not a case of "cutting and pasting" what other countries might be doing.
Paul Gallen has warned the NRL must give players a four-week pre-season before returning to the field after the coronavirus-enforced shutdown or else they risk a spate of injuries.
Brisbane's showground, convention centres and hotels could be used as emergency hospitals if the COVID-19 outbreak reaches the severe stage in Queensland.
The rate of coronavirus infections across Australia is slowing but Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes it is still at a strong level.
China has begun reopening some of its transport links between the coronavirus epicentre Hubei and the rest of the country, as its numbers of new cases continue to fall.
US President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing that a "strong travel advisory" be issued for the coronavirus epicentres.