Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact

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* Foreign Minister Marise Payne is standing by the government's warning that any Australian trying to return home from India will be in breach of biosecurity laws and face jail.

* She has also rejected any suggestion that blocking travellers from India is racist. "Absolutely not in any way," Senator Payne told reporters in Canberra.

* Although Australia has temporarily suspended direct flights from India due to the Asian nation's growing COVID-19 crisis, it says any travellers taking a different route home could face five years in jail or a hefty fine.

* Senior Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor says he's surprised and thought a ban on flights would be sufficient.

* Perth and the Peel region have avoided another lockdown for now with no further locally acquired cases detected.

* WA Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the news on Sunday, 24 hours after a hotel quarantine security guard and two of his housemates tested positive.

* Contact tracers are continuing to work through the movements of the three men but all 16 close contacts identified by WA Health as "high risk" have returned negative tests.

* Perth and Peel nightclubs will close for the next week and all residents must wear masks indoors and outdoors, regardless of proximity to others.


* Sunday's AFL western derby between West Coast and Fremantle at Optus Stadium was being played behind closed doors, with the risk of 45,000 spectators travelling to the stadium deemed too high.


* There have been 2,254,074 doses administered in the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout up to Saturday, including 19,230 in the previous 24 hours.

* Of the total, 1,440,616 have been administered by the Commonwealth (an increase of 14,691 in the previous 24 hours).

* 1,206,760 have been issued in primary care (+13,192) and 233,856 in aged and disability facilities (+1499).

* 813,458 have been administered by the states and territories, including 4539 in the previous 24 hours.

* 211,522 have been administered in Victoria (+1280), 211,022 in NSW (+646), 146,737 in Queensland (+240), 99,870 in Western Australia (+975), 60,138 in South Australia (+697), 38,405 in Tasmania (+305), 28,943 in the ACT (+396) and 16,820 in the NT (+0).


* Australia reported three locally acquired virus cases on Sunday, in Western Australia. These were identified the previous day. There were eight new overseas-acquired cases: three in NSW, two each in SA and WA and one in Victoria.

* The national death toll is 910: Victoria 820, NSW 56, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 7, SA 4, ACT 3 (Two Queensland residents who died in NSW have been included in the official tolls of both states).


* Cases: at least 152,199,538

* Deaths: at least 3,192,613

* Recovered: at least 89,931,151.

Data current as of 1730 AEST on May 2, taking in federal and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre figures.