Australia coronavirus live: national death toll reaches 53 as police warn people to stay at home – latest updates

Pressure on the New South Wales government over Don Harwin after he was fined $1,000 for visiting holiday house. Follow the latest updates

4.43am BST

Tasmanian police have told 15 people on their way to holiday spots to go home during Covid-19 patrols over the past 24 hours.

AAP reports that the force intercepted more than 35 people in cars – including some towing caravans and boats – and turned them back as needed.

4.34am BST

This was the @VirginAustralia departures board at Melbourne Airport this morning. Australia’s second largest airline is now operating just one return commercial domestic flight each day (Melbourne-Sydney-Melbourne) @9NewsMelb pic.twitter.com/MnH0sbMGiv

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