LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:
* Australian deaths: 17 (eight in NSW, 4 in Vic, two in WA, two in Qld, one in Tas).
* Confirmed instances in Australia: 4163.
* NSW stays the worst hit with 1918 after 127 new instances have been confirmed on the weekend.
* Victoria recorded 56 new instances, taking the state’s complete to 821. A fourth Victorian died in a single day.
* A Queensland girl died, whereas the state recorded an additional 31 instances, taking the overall to 656.
* SA was up 12 to 299, whereas WA was up 33, to 311.
* ACT has 77 instances, Tasmania 66 and the NT 15.
* Charge of case improve is now 9 per cent, properly down on 25 per cent final week.
* $1.1 billion bundle to assist with psychological well being, home violence prevention and different well being measures.
* A federal authorities WhatsApp group and a coronavirus app have been set as much as present Australians with updates.
* Australians returning house from abroad will probably be quarantined for 2 weeks in motels or different lodging earlier than being allowed house.
* Folks flouting social distancing, isolation or quarantine orders face fines of $1000 or extra in most states.
* Round 350 Australian Defence Power personnel are supporting state and territory authorities to implement quarantine compliance.
* Borders closed in Queensland, Tasmania, SA, NT and WA. Freight and important journey excepted.
* Tasmania and SA has banned gatherings of greater than 10 folks.
* Non-essential journey ought to stop.
* Australians, excluding support employees and compassionate journey instances, are banned from worldwide journey.
* A restricted variety of worldwide rescue flights will probably be made for stranded Australians.
* Teams of greater than two folks in public are discouraged, until members of the identical households (e.g. households). States nonetheless should implement the brand new rule, from the present rule limiting teams to 10 folks.
* Folks aged over 70 or 60-plus with persistent sickness are discouraged from leaving their properties until important for medical care.
* Nonetheless open: supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, some faculties, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight companies, bottle retailers, newsagents, retail retailers. Eating places restricted to take-away/supply in most states.
* Closed: faculties in Victoria and ACT, gyms, indoor sports activities venues, pubs, cinemas, nightclubs, casinos, locations of worship, theme parks, public sale homes, meals courts in buying centres, magnificence remedy, tanning, waxing, nail salons, spas and tattoo parlours, galleries, museums, libraries, youth centres, neighborhood halls, golf equipment, RSL golf equipment, swimming swimming pools, amusement parks, arcades, indoor and outside play centres, social sports activities that contain giant teams, outside and indoor markets, outside playgrounds, skate parks.
* College holidays in Queensland, SA and WA additionally introduced ahead with solely youngsters of oldsters who’ve important jobs allowed to remain.
* Funerals are restricted to not more than 10 folks, however states can present exemptions; weddings restricted to the couple, celebrant and two witnesses.
* All elective surgical procedure in public services placed on maintain.
* Testing prolonged to incorporate anybody with a fever or acute respiratory an infection who works in well being care or aged care, lives in areas with an elevated threat of neighborhood transmission, or the place there are two or extra plausibly linked instances.
* Folks will be capable of entry Medicare-funded on-line consultations.
* “We nonetheless want to take a look at that charge of neighborhood transmission which is going on in several pockets of elements of the nation they usually’re the actual numbers that basically will give us a real indication of how efficient the measures are. We’re not out of the woods but.” – Australian Medical Affiliation President Tony Bartone on the early indicators of the coronavirus curve flattening.
* A Newcastle Jets participant turned the primary skilled footballer in Australia to check optimistic.
* The AFL, NRL, A-league soccer, Tremendous Rugby and netball competitions are postponed.
* Federal parliament has handed two packages price $17.6 billion and $66 billion in response to the outbreak of the virus; states have additionally introduced stimulus packages.
* The Authorities is anticipated to announce a type of wage subsidy as quickly as in the present day as a part of a 3rd assist bundle.
* The federal government has tightened overseas funding guidelines after the financial influence of the coronavirus brought on the worth of Australian companies to fall.
* Moratorium on renters being evicted for the subsequent six months. Business renters will see new guidelines within the coming days.
* Struggling regional airways have been promised $198 million and provided an extra $100 million if wanted.
* Main retailers together with Myer, Premier Funding, and vogue chains resembling Nation Highway have closed retail retailers, however proceed to commerce on-line.
* Supermarkets Woolworths and Coles are hiring hundreds to satisfy demand.
* Economists predict the unemployment charge will soar above 10 per cent by Easter.
* Instances: at the very least 721,330
* Deaths: at the very least 33,956
* Recovered: at the very least 151,004
*Supply: State authorities updates and worldometer web site at 1130 AEDT