The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around Australia is sitting at 5,362.
New South Wales remains the state with the highest number of cases.
In this update:
1:07 – NSW Health is defending its call that the Ruby Princess cruise ship — now linked to seven deaths and more than 600 cases of COVID-19 — was allowed to offload passengers in Sydney despite being told of multiple ill people before it docked.
4:08 – The number of coronavirus-related deaths continues to climb in the US with fatalities in New York almost doubling in three days.
5:50 – The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended people cover their faces when leaving home, especially around others.
8:34 – Across Europe, the daily death tolls paint a sobering picture. Spain recorded another 932 deaths, although that was slightly down on the day before.
11.34 – Authorities in the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza say the coronavirus is set to devastate a vulnerable population of two million people.
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