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Australia Gets Moving Again

11 May 2020 by News Desk

Australia is slowly starting to get moving again after its nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Different rules apply in the various states but restrictions are mostly starting to be lifted during the coming week.
Restrictions will begin to ease on Friday in NSW, Wednesday in Victoria and Tuesday in South Australia. In New Zealand, restaurants, cinemas and shopping malls will start to reopen on Thursday.

In South Australia caravan parks, hotels, motels and Airbnb services reopened today. Alcohol-free outdoor dining at cafes and restaurants and outdoor sports training have also been allowed. Queensland and Western Australia both recorded no new cases overnight.

In Western Australia cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs can reopen with 20 people from this time next week. Other businesses, such as beauty salons, must wait a little longer to reopen.

Australia Gets Moving Again

Household spending has begun to rebound, students in NSW are returning to class three to four days a week and the state’s cafes and restaurants will be allowed to serve meals in-house as of Friday.

In NSW, there was just one new case recorded overnight. The national death toll stands at 97 and around 5.5 million people have downloaded the COVIDSafe app.

Across the country 855,000 coronavirus tests have been conducted, 49 Australians remain in hospital, 16 are in intensive care and 14 are on ventilators.

Globally nearly 283,000 people have died as a result of the coronavirus, more than 4.1 million have been infected and more than 1.4 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University as of 7pm.

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