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PM announces further shutdowns, travel bans in bid to slow virus spread

PM announces further shutdowns, travel bans in bid to slow virus spread”

Meanwhile, the country's Chief Medical Office Prof Brendan Murphy expressed frustration with the Australians who were flouting the rules created to protect other people from confirmed coronavirus cases.

The new measures following a meeting of the National Cabinet on Tuesday night and the announcement of the first round of restrictions on Sunday night.

Auctions and open house inspections.

Weddings restricted to five people - the couple, the celebrant and two witnesses.

Australians have also been banned from travelling overseas even though the number is now very low, however there were people that continue to flout the "do not travel" warning.

The Prime Minister clarified that it was acceptable to go out to buy basics and for medical needs, to exercise in small groups and to go to work when you can not work from home.

But he rejected calls for a more draconian lockdown, saying "Be careful what we wish for". "We don't want to be overly specific about that, we want Australians to exercise their common sense".

From midnight on Wednesday food courts in shopping centres will only be available for takeaway food.

Outdoor and indoor markets with the exception of food markets also face being shut down with States and Territories to make decisions in their own jurisdictions.

Beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, tattoos, spa and massages, with the exception of health-related services like physiotherapy, must cease.

Hairdressers and barbers can continue but must strictly manage social distancing and restrict the amount of time a patron can be in the premises to no more than 30 minutes.

On Tuesday, Mr Morrison announced the shutdown would be extended to play centres, libraries, museums and a range of other public spaces, ABC reports.

The Prime Minister also reinforced social distancing guidelines, advising Australians should "stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary" to leave the house, which he defined as shopping for basics, exercising and going out for medical reasons.

The secretaries of the Prime Minister's department (Phil Gaetjens) and Home Affairs (Mike Pezzullo) are also on the commission.

Mr Morrison said it was safe for parents to send children to school.

"That will turn into a ban, using the bio-security powers that are afforded to us by the Governor- General through the Minister for Health". Schools are set to reconvene after the school break with a mixture of "distance learning", with parents able to choose whether to keep their child at home.

Everyone who still has a job is an essential worker. "That means they will need to keep sending their children to school for an education".

Dr Brendan Murphy said the "very, very steep growth" in cases was concerning and more needed to be done to prevent the coronavirus spread.

The absolute BEST way we can combat the COVID-19 pandemic is to stay home. Don't go anywhere on the way from the airport or the cruise ship or wherever you're from. If you are identified as a contact, you must isolate. "If you are isolating you go home and obey those rules", he said. "But if we're going to control community transmission, we have to stop the capacity of this virus from spreading from person to person", Murphy said.

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