National cabinet prepares roadmap to lift coronavirus restrictions in Australia

May 08, 2020

By SBS en Español

The national cabinet meeting has begun its meeting on Friday where state and territorial leaders discuss a phased plan to relax the restriction measures for the coronavirus.

The Western Australian government recently relaxed meeting rules to allow meetings of up to 10 people and the prime minister plans to outline more updates by Sunday.

That state registered a new case on the last day, while New South Wales detected four new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan says the state's approach has been sensible, reasonable and safe, limiting the spread of COVID-19.

"This morning we will consider the latest advice from health experts and finalize a roadmap to ease some restrictions in Australia. It will be about building a safe COVID economy," he explained.

Meanwhile, the Queensland government is allowing up to five people in a family to visit another home from Sunday, in time for Mother's Day.

On the other hand, Victoria Police Minister Lisa Neville says the community has proactively adopted the COVID-19 tests that will help determine the state's plan for future restrictions.

“It is what will help us make some decisions in the next few days before Monday. So I thank all Victorians for it and I encourage anyone with mild symptoms to get tested, ”he said.

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