Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* South Australia's six-day lockdown will end early on Sunday after it emerged a person closely linked to Adelaide's worrying COVID-19 cluster lied to contact tracers, easing concerns over community transmission.

* Premier Steven Marshall has described a man's failure to reveal he had worked at an Adelaide pizza bar, considered a hotspot as "completely and utterly unacceptable".

* 25 cases have been linked to the so-called Parafield cluster, although another 44 people are suspected of having the disease.

* The Northern Territory will remove all coronavirus hotspot declarations for South Australia from Saturday.

* Travel between the ACT and Victoria will be allowed without restrictions from Monday as the state continues its streak without new cases.

* Victoria will resume its hotel quarantine program in just over a fortnight on December 7, as it marks three weeks without a new COVID-19 case or death.

* South Australia's building and construction industry says it must be allowed to resume operations next week to protect the livelihoods of 70,000 workers and limit damage to the state economy.

* NSW is just one day short of notching up a fortnight without any new locally-transmitted cases.

* Victoria's "hard border" with virus-hit SA came into affect overnight. It will remain in place until Sunday when a permit system is implemented.

* New national visitation guidelines have been developed for aged care homes. It's recommended restrictions remain for anyone recently overseas, in contact with a confirmed case, sick, needing to isolate or having not had a flu vaccination.



* There were eight new cases recorded in Australia - Three in South Australia, three in NSW, two cases in WA. The cases in NSW and WA were acquired overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

* The national death toll is 907: Victoria 819, NSW 55, 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 57,239,070

* Deaths: at least 1,365,688

* Recovered: at least 39,734,003

Data current as of 1730 AEDT November 20, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.