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UK PM Johnson remains in intensive care

British prime minister Boris Johnson was stable overnight in intensive care after suffering a deterioration of his COVID-19 symptoms and he remains in good spirits.

Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:--NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 5,895* Australian deaths: 48 (21 in NSW, 11 in Vic, four in Qld, six in WA, three in Tas, two in ACT, one in SA).

Cruise ships ordered out of Qld waters

All cruise ships anchored in Queensland waters will leave by Wednesday as the state continues to crack down on movements to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Tropical Cyclone Harold lashes Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, homes have been destroyed and livelihoods ruined by Tropical Cyclone Harold, which passed through the country's northern islands as a category-five system bringing devastation.

NSW social distancing stays until vaccine

Social distancing rules will be a "way of life" until a coronavirus vaccine is found even though the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to stabilise in NSW.