Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews declared a state of emergency. (Image: AAP/David Crosling)

It’s been a big weekend with coronavirus cases skyrocketing, as the federal and state governments introduce measures to slow the spread.

Here’s what you need to know. 

Cases keep climbing

Australia’s death toll rose to five over the weekend, following the deaths of two women (aged 77 and 90) in NSW. Australia currently has 299 confirmed cases of coronavirus -- 135 of them are in NSW.