Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is unsure when international flights into the state will resume, saying more research is needed.
While easing some restrictions in lesser affected areas, Germany has announced it will extend its coronavirus lockdown by three weeks.
Frank Jordans and Geir Moulson
French Prime Minister Jean Castex has urged local authorities, including those in Paris, to propose tighter COVID-19 measures.
Bharat Biotech says an interim analysis of stage-three trials of its Covaxin vaccine shows it has 81-per-cent efficacy in preventing COVID-19.
Estonia and Slovakia are among countries to tighten restrictions as coronavirus infections rise while French officials look to "more normal living conditions".
The deaths of two people who died within days of receiving AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are being probed by South Korean authorities.
New data shows Brazil has recorded its highest daily number of Covid-19 deaths since the pandemic began.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
As public mourning for PNG's first prime minister Michael Somare continues, the government and the WHO are working to curb the spread of COVID-19.
China is aiming at having 40 per cent of its population of 1.4 billion vaccinated for coronavirus by June, and says it has adequate supplies.
New Zealand's government is still to decide full details of its COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
An investigation is under way into the shock death of a man using a Pilbara medical facility on a weekend in February who was not found until staff returned to work on Monday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has decided to scrap the state's mask-wearing mandate and abolish other coronavirus restrictions on businesses.
Paul J. Weber
Frustrated with a federal vaccine rollout, half of Brazil's 26 governors have visited pharmaceutical company Uniao Quimica about purchasing doses directly.
US travellers who have been to Democratic Republic of the Congo or Guinea in the past 21 days must fly to one of six domestic airports amid Ebola concerns.
People with HBF hospital insurance are set for a small windfall after the insurer had fewer claims during the pandemic.
WA mental health workers at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital’s are so disappointed with the election commitments for children’s mental health they are stopping work for an hour today in protest.
The Serum Institute of India, which is producing COVID-19 vaccine for dozens of poor and middle-income countries, will supply Britain with 10 million doses.
There should be enough COVID-19 vaccine available for all adult Americans by the end of May, US President Joe Biden has announced.
Zeke Miller, Linda A. Johnson and Jonathan Lemire
The discovery of a rare group of people with controlled HIV in Africa could lead to new treatments, including a vaccine to eliminate the virus.
Italian health officials say a rising trend in coronavirus cases is putting the country's health system under growing strain.
A 63-year-old man has died in Hong Kong two days after he was inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVAX group says it is preparing to roll out doses of the AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines around the world to combat COVID-19.
Emma Farge, Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland
Victoria's state of emergency will be extended for another nine months after the Andrews government secured the support of three crossbenchers.
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