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China defends against virus 'second wave'

A growing number of imported coronavirus cases in China, where the epidemic originated in December, risked fanning a second wave of infections when domestic transmissions had "basically been stopped", a senior health official says.

Next package bigger then anything yet: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has asked businesses to hold fire on any further shutdowns or job cuts ahead of a third stimulus package to be announced in the next few days.

Better your mental health amid COVID-19

THINGS TO DO IN LOCKDOWN:* Remain in contact with family and friends with technology* Exercise* Continue with structure and routine (get up at the same time each day)* Work on projects or tasks* Get sunshine if possible* Write a diary* Listen to musicTHINGS TO AVOID:* Excessive alcohol* Drugs* Watching or...

Wage subsidy not a 'cut and paste' job: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended not rushing into a wage subsidy plan to help employers and their staff during the coronavirus crisis, saying it is not a case of "cutting and pasting" what other countries might be doing.