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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday told people not to go out in public with more than one other person to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, even as the country’s rate of infections showed signs of slowing.
In an evening news conference, Morrison also announced that all parks and other public spaces would close, and urged Australians over the age of 70 to self-isolate “to the maximum extent practical,” according to News.com.au.
“This is for their own protection to limit their interaction with others in the community,” he said.
Others should limit their time in public to shopping, personal exercise, medical appointments or essential work, Australian officials said.
“Anyone who doesn’t need to be out of their home should be in the home,” Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said. “This is radical.”
Morrison had previously limited public gatherings to no more than 10 people. He noted Sunday that the daily increase in new cases had dropped …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]