* Victoria recorded its eighth straight day without a new virus case.
* New South Wales recorded one new locally acquired case of COVID-19.
* Two infections were reported in South Australia, a woman in her 40s and a man in his 30s. Both are returned travellers and in hotel quarantine.
* Tasmania will accept 450 Australians stranded overseas by the coronavirus pandemic between now and year’s end, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced. Three flights are expected to touch down between now and the end of the year.
* Tasmania will reopen itself to international flights with New Zealand for the first time in more than two decades. The first flight is likely to touch down in late January.
* NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Friday ramped up pressure on her WA and Queensland counterparts to follow Tasmania’s lead in reopening borders to avoid the “devastating impact” of job losses.
* An enforcement blitz targeting Victorian businesses and workplaces that pose a high risk of COVID-19 transmission is under way with the state’s health minister saying compliance checks could see stragglers hit with fines of up to $ 10,000.
AUSTRALIAN CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* There were three new cases recorded in Australia – two in SA and one in NSW.
* 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.)
GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS
* Cases: at least 49,667,748
* Deaths: at least 1,248,780
* Recovered: at least 35,254,736
Data current as of 1700 AEDT November 7, taking in federal and state/territory government updates, Worldometer and Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
Australian Associated Press