Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria to implement face mask mandate as NSW remains on high alert; Australian death toll stands at 126

Victoria to implement face mask mandate on Thursday, while NSW remains on high alert as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

‘No intention of changing’: NSW blasts border move ahead of new request

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will formally ask her New South Wales counterpart to shift Gold Coast checkpoints south of the state line to help ease delays.

Coronavirus Australia updates LIVE: Masks to be compulsory in Victoria, NSW second cluster grows, death toll stands at 122

Restrictions on the NSW-Victoria border region will be tightened from midnight Tuesday, after Victoria recorded 363 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its second-highest daily case total.

Coronavirus Australia update LIVE: Victoria sees COVID-19 spike continue with 363 new cases and three more deaths, NSW advises against non-essential travel, Australia death toll at 122

Welcome to the Age and Sydney Morning Herald live blog for the COVID-19 pandemic.

How genomic sequencing gives authorities a ‘high resolution’ understanding of COVID-19 outbreaks

While the results of Victoria’s genomic sequencing of the outbreaks in Melbourne are kept under wraps, experts and politicians say that information is not as important for NSW.