Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the current baseline coronavirus restrictions will remain in place for at least four weeks as the government tries to meet a set of guidelines to deal with the pandemic.
Morrison laid out three guidelines that his government will try to achieve before it can begin to consider easing restrictions:
- An increase in testing
- Better contact tracing capabilities
- Greater response capability at a local level
Australia has confirmed 6,462 cases of Covid-19 and 63 deaths, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.
The country's Department of Health says it has so far conducted 374,500 tests across the country and does not have widespread community transmission.