Downtown Sydney and the city's eastern suburbs, which include Bondi Beach, will go into a one week lockdown from midnight Friday.
The $1.2 trillion framework includes spending on the nation's power grid and broadband internet services.
Indonesia's government is discussing with a parliament committee a plan to limit construction of smelters producing nickel pig iron.
The United States on Thursday will ship 3 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson one-shot COVID-19 vaccine to Brazil.
Oil prices rose on Wednesday, with Brent climbing above $76 a barrel to its highest since late 2018