page headers Coronavirus

Latest response to coronavirus pandemic

FB_Coronavirus_Update_copy.jpg

LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

STATES

* Public health emergencies declared in Queensland, Victoria, ACT and South Australia.

* Tasmania will force all arrivals to complete a passenger arrival card.

* People and businesses in NSW could face jail time and fines of up to $11,000 if they fail to comply with mass gathering bans.

* In Queensland there are fines of up to $13,000 for people failing to self-isolate for 14 days after entering Australia

* Fines of up to $20,000 for failing to self-isolate in Victoria

NATIONAL

* Travel bans on all visitors from China, Iran, South Korea and Italy.

* 14-day isolation required for all international arrivals to Australia.

* Ban on mass gatherings of more than 500 people.

* National cabinet (prime minister and state and territory leaders) meeting regularly to discuss strategy. Due to meet again on Tuesday evening to discuss aged care and enclosed gatherings.

* Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is in home isolation, recovering well after testing positive to coronavirus.

* Federal parliament (due to return next Monday) will sit under scaled-back arrangements to pass the virus support funding package.

* Five people have died in Australia from the disease.

* There have been 336 confirmed cases nationally.

* NSW has 171, Queensland 62, Victoria 57, South Australia 20, Western Australia 18, Tasmania six, and two in the ACT.

BUSINESS

* Woolworths is providing dedicated opening hours for the elderly and disabled.

* Banks are offering help for those struggling to pay off loans.

© AAP 2020