The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia has now surpassed 3000 as the global tally soars past 500,000 cases. The death toll is at 13 after three Victorian men and one Western Australian man died on Thursday.
In the ACT, there are 62 confirmed cases with two people making full recoveries. The Legislative Assembly will only meet one day per sitting week in order to pass crucial legislation.
The national cabinet met on Friday morning, and announced a tightening of restrictions on people arriving in Australia. All arrivals from overseas will be quarantined in hotels to prevent people flouting the 14-day self-isolation rule. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new rules would apply from midnight Saturday.
National cabinet had been expected to look at rental relief, wages and further lockdown measures, but there were no announcements on any measures in these areas.
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- For information on COVID-19, please go to the ACT Health website or the federal Health Department's website.
- You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080
- If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call Triple Zero (000)
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