Coronavirus Australia update live: curbs on public gatherings take effect – latest news

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced further restrictions on Sunday, including limiting public gatherings to two people. Follow all the latest Covid-19 updates

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Meanwhile, health workers remain concerned about supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE). The health minister says he is working to source more.

Greg Hunt:

It’s one of the biggest issues of my day, every day, is to make sure that we’re getting equipment in. I can say to you – 800,000 new masks are going out to our general practices through what are called the Primary Health Networks today.

We’ve said that after working with them over the course of the next 12 weeks, we’ll have five million masks.

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Australia is approaching 4000 cases, with 3980 confirmed cases.

There have been 16 deaths, half in New South Wales.

Talking with Brendan Murphy and Paul Kelly, our Chief Medical Officer and our Deputy Chief Medical Officer – they believe and the doctors believe that we are beginning to see some real progress.

We’ve got a long way to go.

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