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.
Tasmania has recorded its second coronavirus death, with both cases linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.
Australian manufacturers have intensified efforts to shore up medical supplies as the federal government tries to save millions of jobs under threat from coronavirus.
Nearly 200,000 employers have signed up for the federal government's $130 billion package to subsidise their workers' wages during the coronavirus pandemic.
NSW Health authorities are ramping up coronavirus testing in Sydney's eastern suburbs where clusters of the disease have developed within the backpacker community.
Wesfarmers expects a $130 million pre-tax profit after selling down another lot of shares in supermarket giant Coles amid coronavirus uncertainty.
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.
Australian scientists are using a massive X-ray machine to map the molecular structure of COVID-19 to help find a vaccine for the virus.