The prisoners include some 44 insurgents who are of particular concern to the United States and other countries.
Daily new infections fall to their lowest level since 20 July, as Melbourne remains worst-hit.
The country's biggest city, Auckland, is back in lockdown after a family cluster emerged.
Jimmy Lai tells the BBC he has no regrets, but believes his arrest is "just the beginning".
Police in the southern city of Bangalore opened fire on protesters angered by the Facebook post.
Police in the southern city of Bangalore opened fire on protesters angered by the Facebook post
The holding company of Hong Kong's Apple Daily newspaper has seen its stock rise fourfold in a day.
The pro-democracy paper vows to fight on after the arrest of owner Jimmy Lai under a new security law.
The arrests of Jimmy Lai and other prominent pro-democracy activists raise fears of a broad crackdown.