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April Fool coronavirus jokers face jail

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.

Twelve coronavirus patients in ICU in WA

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 Victorian babies diagnosed with virus

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.

Businesses switch to making virus supplies

Australian manufacturers have intensified efforts to shore up medical supplies as the federal government tries to save millions of jobs under threat from coronavirus.

NSW cracks down as virus cases pass 2000

NSW Health authorities are ramping up coronavirus testing in Sydney's eastern suburbs where clusters of the disease have developed within the backpacker community.

SA to use vending machines for masks

South Australia will trial the use of vending machines to distribute protective equipment to medical staff, including masks, to better keep track of supplies during the coronavirus pandemic.