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Coronavirus death toll rises to 12 in NSW

Two more people have died from coronavirus in NSW, including an elderly man who had been a cruise ship passenger, taking the state's COVID-19 death toll to 12.

Tap and pay limit doubled to $200

Australians will from next week be able to tap and pay for things up to $200 without using their PIN, following a change designed bid to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Politician pay cut not helpful: Morrison

The Morrison government has rejected calls for politicians and public servants to take a pay cut as the country deals with the economic fallout of coronavirus.

Morrison backs Chinese animal market ban

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on Chinese wild animal markets which are believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic.