Virgin Australia has stood down about 8,000 of its 10,000 workers until at least the end of May and further slashed domestic flight capacity in the wake of the coronavirus border restrictions.
Australian doctors are demanding the federal government close schools and non-essential workplaces to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Tens of thousands of sacked Australian workers are being told to apply for welfare payments online.
The federal government has agreed to pursue limited rescue flights for Australians stranded overseas during the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
The consumer watchdog believes recent price hikes at the major supermarkets come down to increased costs rather than price gouging.
Australians could be tracked via their mobile phones in order to trace who they've come into contact with if diagnosed with coronavirus.
Mobile phone calls and broadband usage have risen by up to 30 per cent as more Australians work from home or try to contact Centrelink during the coronavirus crisis, Telstra says.
Australian expatriates and travellers stranded in the UK due to global coronavirus lockdowns will be able to apply for visa extensions.
Across the border from Europe's coronavirus hotspot, a Swiss doctor looked at his Italian neighbours and decided to prepare for the likely spread of the virus throughout his region.
France has become the fifth country to report more than 1000 deaths from coronavirus and the national lockdown imposed last week for an initial 15 days chould last at least six weeks.