National Cabinet to decide on relaxing coronavirus restrictions today

All eyes will be on state and territory leaders today, as well as the Prime Minister, following the National Cabinet meeting.

It’s widely expected that today’s meeting will address exactly when certain coronavirus restrictions can be lifted around the country.

It could mean we have dates for when outdoor activities can resume, indoor gatherings, and maybe even the opening dates of restaurants and cafes.


While the meeting could also decide on when pubs and clubs could reopen, though that’s not likely to happen before July.

States and territories will be largely responsible for deciding when the relaxations roll out in their jurisdictions.

Some states have already begun winding back some restrictions, with New South Wales allowing two adults and children to visit households now.

While Queensland households of up to five people will be able to visit other households from this Sunday, though gatherings can’t exceed ten people in total.

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It’s understood Prime Minister Scott Morrison has also met with leaders from other countries who are looking at relaxing their restrictions as well, after taking early and effective action in containing the virus.

The ‘First Movers Covid Group’ includes Denmark, Norway, Singapore, Israel and the Czech Republic.


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