Australia will limit gatherings to two people, among other new measures to fight the novel coronavirus, from Monday onwards, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
Gatherings will be limited to two people in public spaces and in other areas, down from a ceiling of 10 people implemented earlier, Morrison said at a press conference on Sunday.
All public outdoor areas, including playgrounds and skate parks, will also be closed.
Morrison said all residents “must stay home,” except to shop for necessities, medical care, exercise, work or education. He urged people aged over 70 to stay at home and self-isolate.
He also announced a six-month moratorium on evictions.
Returnees quarantined: On Sunday, 1,600 people who returned to Australia on international flights went into quarantine at hotels in major cities, Morrison added.