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Coronavirus Australia latest: at a glance

On Tuesday evening Scott Morrison announced a range of new economic and social measures to deal with the impact of the coronavirus. Australia Updates

From midnight on Wednesday food courts in shopping centres will only be available for takeaway food, auctions and open house inspections are banned, outdoor and indoor markets are banned while rules around major food markets will be addressed by states and territories. Australia News
Personal services such as beauty therapy and tattoo parlours (but not physiotherapy) are banned. 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.
Amusement parks and arcades, and indoor and outdoor play centres must close, but boot camps and personal training can continue if limited to 10 people. Galleries, museums, libraries and swimming pools must close. Australia Medical News
Weddings can continue to be conducted where it is just the couple the celebrant and two witnesses, no more than five people. Funerals are limited to no more than 10 people.


Australians banned from going overseas

All Australians will be barred from leaving the country to travel overseas, with small exceptions for some aid workers and vital government duties. Australia Political News
Morrison says it is clear from the numbers of people still travelling that some are defying advice not to travel anywhere in the world.
Small exceptions will be made for aid workers and other vital government travel.

Ruby Princess passenger becomes eighth Covid-19 fatality

A woman in her 70s who was a passenger on the Ruby Princess died on Tuesday morning. She was one of three passengers from the cruise ship who initially tested positive for Covid-19. The woman had been taken from the ship to hospital on 19 March. Australia Distribution Service

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