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A nationwide crackdown on social gatherings will probably be expanded in a bid to halt the unfold of coronavirus.
After a nationwide cupboard assembly tonight Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced additional restrictions.
They embody funerals being restricted to 10 individuals and weddings to 5 individuals in all states and territories.
Folks at these occasions must abide by the 4 sq. metre rule.
Mr Morrison stated the adjustments have been mandatory as a result of these capabilities had been recognized as “main transmitting occasions”.
“Weddings can proceed to be carried out the place it’s simply the couple, the celebrant and the 2 witnesses,” Mr Morrison stated.
Companies, together with magnificence, tanning and nail salons, galleries and museums, will probably be pressured to shut from midnight on Wednesday.
Open homes and auctions will probably be banned from the identical time, whereas meals courts in procuring centres will solely be allowed to serve takeaway.
Hairdressers will probably be allowed to remain open however must observe social-distancing measures.
The Prime Minister introduced the harder restrictions on companies and social gatherings after a night convention name with state and territory leaders.
“It is best to solely go outdoors your private home to go to these important issues I talked about, to not go and congregate in teams,” Mr Morrison stated.
“If we do all these items then we are going to have the ability to put better stress on slowing the speed of the unfold of this virus.”
The Prime Minister additionally introduced Australians can be banned from travelling abroad.
Mr Morrison stated the variety of individuals travelling abroad was very low however there have been some individuals who continued to defy the “don’t journey” warning issued by the Division of International Affairs and Commerce.
He stated the warning would “flip right into a ban” that got here into power on Wednesday.
“No-one ought to be getting on a airplane and going abroad,” Mr Morrison stated.
“We’ve got been making the purpose for a while.”
Nevertheless, he did say exceptions can be made for assist staff and for compassionate, work-related and different important journey.
When the Nationwide Cupboard final convened on Sunday it agreed to implement stage-one restrictions, forcing the shutdown of venues together with golf equipment, pubs, sporting venues and locations of worship.