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US sees highest number of new virus cases

The United States has seen its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the past two days, keeping the pandemic a top election issue as Vice President Mike Pence travels the country to campaign despite close aides testing positive.

Rule-easing pause over Melbourne outbreak

Frustrated Melbourne residents must wait another 24 to 48 hours before likely getting the all-clear to take significant steps out of COVID-19 lockdown, with health authorities sweating on an outbreak in the city's north.

More medicines added to PBS: Hunt

The Morrison government is investing more than $86 million over the next four years to provide greater access to life saving medicines for Multiple Sclerosis suffers and for those with various forms of cancer.

US virus deaths 'could hit 500,000' by Feb

The US death toll from COVID-19 could surpass 500,000 by February unless nearly all Americans wear face masks, according to researchers, as the country broke its daily record for new infections.

No new NSW local cases, restrictions ease

NSW has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as more people are permitted to come together for worship, in hospitality venues and outside at gatherings.