All eyes are on Victoria today to find out what its new COVID-19 restrictions will look like.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced yesterday the lockdown would not be lifted at midnight as hoped, but he'd confirm the new rules and how the extended lockdown would look today.
The state recorded 13 cases yesterday and all were linked to the current outbreaks.
South Australia is also under new restrictions following a growing list of exposure sites and three positive cases.
Masks are required indoors and on public transport, there is no singing and dancing and venues have moved back to one person per every four square metres.
NSW recorded its fifth COVID-19 death of the current outbreak, the woman in her 50s was the youngest COVID death in Australia since a Victorian man died in August 2020.
She was also reportedly the mother of twin removalists earlier charged with public health breaches after making a trip from suburban Wollongong, south of Sydney to Molong in NSW's Central West.
On the vaccine front one million Pfizer doses arrived on Australian shores with more similar-sized shipments expected in coming weeks and months.
In world news, Australia has joined the US and UK in accusing China of a global cyber hacking campaign that employed contract hackers, specifically attributing a large Microsoft attack disclosed earlier this year to actors working on the country's behalf.
Opening a new area of tensions with China, the United States is joined by NATO, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Canada to level the allegations.
There has been another COVID-19 case at the Olympic Village in Tokyo.
The third athlete to test positive is from the the Czech Republic team, who reported the latest case on Monday. An alternate on the US women's gymnastics team has also tested positive in an Olympic training camp in Japan.
In entertainment news, Prince Harry is writing what his publisher is calling an "intimate and heartfelt memoir". You can except to see that on shelves in 2022.
And veteran Australian screen and stage actor Mary Ward has died at the age of 106. She was most widely known for her role as Jeanette Brooks (known as Mum) on Prisoner from 1979 to 1981.