Australia’s government will meet next Friday to consider easing lockdown restrictions

Australia will consider easing lockdown restrictions earlier than planned, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a news conference today.

Morrison said the National Cabinet will meet next Friday to discuss the matter.

“Australians have earned an early mark,” Morrison said. “We need to restart our economy, we need to restart our society.”

He added that there are currently around 1,000 active coronavirus cases nationwide.

Australia has reported 6,766 cases and 93 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. These reflect the total number of infections since the start of the outbreak, not the number of active cases.

This post was updated to reflect when the government will consider lifting restrictions

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