Germany's death toll from the coronavirus has passed 50,000 after the country saw higher levels of infection in autumn and winter.
The Victorian Farmers Federation says a new deal between Victoria and Tasmania to quarantine farm workers will provide limited relief from labour shortages.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Friday, January 22, 2021.
Travellers from NSW and Queensland will soon be able to return to Western Australia but they will still be required to undergo 14 days quarantine.
Beijing has begun mass COVID-19 testing following several days of new cases as China battles its worst outbreak since March last year.
WA’s border with Queensland and NSW will be relaxed from Monday, but arrivals from both States will still need to self-quarantine for two weeks. Here’s what the changes mean for WA arrivals.
President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to coordinate a federal pandemic effort as Europe's disease surveillance agency says COVID-19 variants pose a high risk.
Victoria has further eased its border restrictions with NSW and Queensland after recording a 16th consecutive day with no local coronavirus cases.
Plan includes an extra 100 school psychologists in a bid to improve mental health support and counselling for WA schoolchildren.
Angela Pownall & Bethany Hiatt
The country has achieved an important milestone in the fight against COVID-19 but there is some bad news for Aussies stuck overseas.
US President Joe Biden has issued a flurry of executive orders on his first day in office to jump-start his national COVID-19 response.
Jeff Mason and Steve Holland
NSW has recorded a fifth consecutive day with zero new local COVID-19 cases, with Victoria opening its borders to almost all of Sydney.
The Biden administration will resume the United States' WHO funding and join efforts to get coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, Dr Anthony Fauci says.
European Union leaders have agreed that borders should remain open and assessed more measures to counter the spread of coronavirus.
Ella Joyner and Leonie Kijewski
Dr Anthony Fauci, the leading US infectious disease expert, says coronavirus infections may be about to hit a plateau in the United States.
A majority of Dutch MPs have backed a plan for a night-time curfew between 9pm and 4.30am across the country.
South African minister Jackson Mthembu has died of complications from the coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa says.
Scientists say paralysed mice that received a designer protein injection started walking again after two to three weeks.
Stephane Nitschke and Zuzanna Szymanska
Chinese authorities are tightening travel rules amid a rise in coronavirus cases while students in the UK, France and Portugal face lockdown uncertainties.
President Joe Biden's medical chief Anthony Fauci says the US will join the COVAX program to supply vaccines to poor countries, and will remain part of the WHO.
NSW has recorded no new local COVID-19 cases, with authorities likely to announce the easing of health restrictions in Sydney next week.
Dubai has moved to free up its health facilities as coronavirus infections rise, suspending non-essential surgery and limiting live entertainment.
The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts in Australia at 1730 AEDT on Thursday, January 21, 2021.
South Australian authorities are not ready to lift border restrictions with NSW but have moved to ease some local COVID-19 restrictions.
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