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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Friday, May 8


The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 8.


* Australia has fewer than 900 active cases after recording a total of 6896 to date.

* The national death toll is 97 - NSW 46, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6 (includes 2 Qld residents who died in NSW and are included in both the Qld and NSW counts), SA 4, ACT 3.

* 722,000 people have been tested in Australia, out of a population of 25.7 million.

* More than 5.1 million of an estimated 16 million people have registered for the federal government's coronavirus tracing app, COVIDSafe, since April 26.



* National cabinet will on Friday decide whether to relax some coronavirus measures across the country.

* A July target has been set to "reignite" business and industry.

* Reopening of Australia's international borders is still a long way off.

* Businesses that ban people from entry unless they have downloaded the coronavirus contact tracing app may face up to five years jail and a $63,000 fine under proposed new federal laws.

* In NSW, households are now allowed two adult visitors and their children. Most beaches are open for exercise, swimming and surfing only. Property inspection restrictions will be lifted this weekend.

* In WA, up to 10 people can gather for non-contact recreational activities while open homes and display villages are also permitted. Travel restrictions within the state will be considered this weekend.

* In Queensland, people can now travel 50km from their residence to visit parks, have picnics and jet ski. Shopping for non-essential items is also permitted while up to five members of a single household will be allowed to visit other homes from May 10.

* The Northern Territory has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming. Restaurants and bars are to reopen with a two-hour limit on May 15 followed later by bans on entertainment venues.

* In South Australia, restrictions on funeral attendance and travel to regional areas are likely to be lifted soon. Playgrounds and skate parks have already reopened.

* Tasmania will ease limits on aged care home visits next week and announce its road map to fewer restrictions on Friday.

* Victoria plans to ease some restrictions after May 11.

* Queensland kindergarten, prep, grade 1 and year 11 and 12 students will return to classrooms full time from May 11 with schools expected to be fully operational by May 25.

* NSW students will start attending school in stages from May 11.

* Western Australia hopes all students will return to classes by May 11.

* ACT students will have a staged return to classrooms over the next four weeks with certain year levels starting earlier than others.

* Still open: supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, some schools, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight services, bottle shops, newsagents, retail shops. Restaurants restricted to takeaway and delivery in most states.



* Two out of five Australians believe they will be infected with COVID-19 over the next six months, a new study has found.

* Two Qantas flights carrying hundreds of Australians being repatriated from India are hours from home.



* The ARL Commission will allow NRL players to play if they refuse to get a flu shot, despite pressure from the federal government for a "no jab, no play" policy.

* The AFL's South Australian and Western Australian clubs are facing extended runs of interstate games in order avoid extended quarantine in their homes states ahead of a season restart.



* Households will miss out on $102 billion of income through lost jobs and lower hours because of the pandemic, a study shows.

* $4 billion a week is being shed from the economy under current restrictions.

* Australia's trade surplus in March hit a record $10.6 billion, with exports jumping as China reopened.



* Cases: at least 3,903,965

* Deaths: at least 270,024

* Recovered: at least 1,334,434

*Data current as at 0730 AEST May 8, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates.

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