Keep gatherings below 100 people, says Prime Minister

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Camera IconPrime Minister Scott Morrison. Credit: Getty Images

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians not to engage in indoor gatherings of more than 100 people or to travel overseas.

Australia’s travel advice has been upgraded to Level 4, which advises against any travel overseas at any time, to coincide with the announcement.

Describing the restrictions as an “indefinite ban”, Mr Morrison pleaded with Australians not to leave the country for any reason.

“If you are thinking about travelling overseas in the Easter holidays, don’t,” he said.

“It is very important that Australians do not travel overseas at this time.”

The ban on more than 100 people excludes supermarkets, public transport, childcare centres and mining sites.

Domestic air travel has also been deemed “low risk”.

But Mr Morrison said the government was working on a list of areas that should not be travelled to domestically.

“Whatever gathering you are in … it is important we try and observe social distancing practices of 1.5 metres wherever is practicable,” he said.

He said children aged 16 or under should not visit aged care facilities and visits should be limited to two people at a time.

For an up-to-date list of event cancellations and venue shutdowns across the City of Greater Geraldton, click here.

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