FILE PHOTO: People practising varying degrees of social distancing wait in line to pick up orders from a fish market, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Sydney, Australia, April 30, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will consider next Friday whether to relax coronavirus-related mobility restrictions, as the growth rate of new infections slows, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday following a national cabinet meeting.
Morrison urged Australians to download an app aimed at tracing contacts of COVID-19 patients, saying it was a pre-condition to relaxing the containment measures.
Australia has reported about 6,700 COVID-19 cases and 93 deaths, significantly below the levels reported in the United States, Britain and Europe. Growth in new infections has slowed to less 0.5% a day, compared to 25% a month ago.
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