A teacher and a student in Australia's biggest cities have tested positive to coronavirus as classrooms reopen under eased COVID-19 restrictions.
Private school Waverley College in Sydney's eastern suburbs sent students home on Tuesday after a boy was diagnosed with the virus.
The school was evacuated within 90 minutes of the positive result, which prompted a deep clean of the campus.
Close contacts of the student are being notified.
A teacher in Melbourne was confirmed to have coronavirus on Friday ahead of 400,000 public school students returning on Tuesday.
The teacher, who is one of 17,500 staff tested ahead of Victoria's staggered reopening of primary and secondary education, had not been at school.
In Queensland, a Ruby Princess passenger has tested positive more than two months after leaving the notorious cruise ship.
The state's premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is maintaining a hardline on border closures despite pressure from the federal government and tourism operators.
Tasmania is weighing up easing restrictions ahead of schedule after the number of active cases in the state fell to eight.
NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner has indicated borders will reopen within 60 days to kickstart Top End tourism.
Senior government sources believe the whole nation will be under stage three restrictions by the end of July.
Treasury expects that will allow about 850,000 jobs to be restored, with interstate travel and gatherings of up to 100 people allowed.
Mr Gunner also unveiled an economic recovery plan focused on manufacturing and energy, with former US presidential adviser Andrew Liveris announced as one of two committee chairs.
The first Australian human clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine are about to start in Melbourne and Brisbane, sparking hopes the disease can be stopped.
Results are expected from the first trial stage, which involve 131 healthy adults, in July.
Out of the nine new cases recorded on Monday, seven were travellers returning from overseas who were compelled to isolate.
A family of four Victorians returning from Doha were on Western Australia's tally on Monday.
The two new cases in Victoria were also returned travellers and in NSW, one new case was a traveller and the other two were locally acquired.
There are 501 active cases of coronavirus across the country, only five of which are in intensive care, with the death toll at 102.
More than 6500 of the 7109 people diagnosed with the disease have recovered.
Australian Associated Press