Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Greater Brisbane's lockdown is ending on Monday night, but face masks will remain mandatory for 10 more days amid concerns over undetected coronavirus cases in the region.

* The three-day lockdown seems to have contained the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19, with no new cases of community transmission reported since Friday.

* Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said contact tracers have found 370 contacts of an infected quarantine hotel cleaner, with 172 testing negative for the virus and the others still getting tested.

* NSW recorded five new local COVID-19 cases, including a man in his 40s who sought medical treatment at a western Sydney hospital emergency department and was diagnosed with the virus.

* Three locally-acquired cases were recorded in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday, all connected to the 26-person Berala cluster. Another two were confirmed after the 8pm cut-off.

* NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard slammed people resisting QR code check-ins after video emerging of an angry customer at a Sydney McDonald's.

* Victoria is reopening its border to regional NSW, but remains shut off to those in greater Sydney and Brisbane under a new "traffic light" system for interstate travel.

* Under the system, a new $4957 fine will apply to anyone arriving in the state without a permit.

* Victoria posted its fifth consecutive day without a new local or interstate case of COVID-19, although a returned traveller in hotel quarantine tested positive.

* A child who attended a childcare centre in Melbourne's southeast tested positive to COVID-19 after travelling to Israel, but Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton suspects the result is a false positive.

* Travel from Greater Brisbane to the Northern Territory and ACT is no longer restricted, with the state and territory governments revoking its coronavirus hotspot status.

* Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan said the border will remain closed to Queensland until the state can ensure it has no COVID-19 community spread.

* More stranded Australians will soon return home from overseas via Howard Springs in the Northern Territory, with the federal and territory governments striking a deal to gradually ramp up capacity at the quarantine facility.

* Treasurer Josh Frydenberg swatted away calls to extend wage subsidies beyond March as border closures and coronavirus restrictions spark fresh economic uncertainty.

* South Australia reported one new case of coronavirus on Monday, a child who recently returned from overseas.


* There were 19 new virus cases recorded in Australia on Monday: 11 in NSW, four in Queensland, two in WA, and one each in Victoria and SA. Three were locally acquired - all in NSW.

* The national death toll is 909: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).


* Cases: at least 90,260,000

* Deaths: at least 1,934,000

* Recovered: at least 49,997,000.

Data current as of 1630 AEDT January 11, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.