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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - Monday, May 11

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 11.

CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

* Australia has recorded a total of 6941 cases to date, with 14 new confirmed reported on Sunday.

* The national death toll is 97 - NSW 44, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3.

* More than 5.4 million of an estimated 16 million people have registered for the federal government's coronavirus tracing app, COVIDSafe, since April 26.

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MEASURES

* The federal government has announced a three-phase easing of coronavirus restrictions over coming months with states and territories to determine the timing.

* The initial phase will include the reopening of cafes, restaurants and shops, plus allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people. Five people will be allowed to visit other homes. Up to 10 guests will be allowed at weddings, while funerals can have 20 mourners indoors and 30 outdoors. Real estate home inspections and auctions can resume with a 10-person limit, while children will return to schools and child care.

* Social distancing and hygiene measures will be retained.

* NSW on Sunday announced it would follow phase one, but regional travel within the state was still banned. Work from home is still encouraged.

* The staged return to school classrooms begins in NSW and Queensland on Monday

* WA has announced it will go further from Monday, May 18, with people being encouraged to return to the workplace, and cafes and restaurants to be allowed up to 20 patrons. Regional travel restrictions will also be eased, but the state's hard border will remain.

* South Australia is allowing all regional accommodation to reopen from Monday, including caravan parks, hotels, motels and Airbnb services. The government is encouraging South Australians to travel within the state.

* The ACT is allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people from Saturday but dining at restaurants and cafes will not restart immediately.

* 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 entertainment venues.

* The Victorian government is considering the lifting of restrictions with the expectation that some will be announced on Monday. Victoria's state of emergency is due to be lifted on Monday. Rapid response squads will handle new outbreaks as part of a new $20 million funding boost.

* In Queensland, 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 Sunday. Up to 10 people will be able to congregate in parks, at pools and on playgrounds from Saturday, May 16.

* Tasmanians to start a slow easing of restrictions from Monday with national parks and reserves open for residents to exercise within 30 kilometres of their homes, and public gathering size limits increased to 10 people.

* Reopening Australia's international borders is still a long way off, as are mass gatherings at large sporting venues such as the MCG.

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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.

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OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

* The Chinese government is threatening to impose a tariff on Australian barley exports amid an international stoush surrounding Australia's calls for an independent inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus.

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SPORT

* Australia's one-day international series against England, scheduled to be played in England in July, has been put in doubt as the UK looks unlikely to lift restrictions on professional sport.

* The Australian Rugby League Commission is expected to approve the reduction of referees as a coronavirus cost-saving measure this week.

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ECONOMICS

* Deloitte's Budget Monitor predicts a deficit in the nation's budget to reach $142.1 billion for the 2019/20 financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

* The Australian sharemarket is expecting a flat start to the week.

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GLOBAL CORONAVIRUS

* Cases: at least 4,169,071

* Deaths: at least 283,218

* Recovered: at least 1,468,789

*Data current as at 0730 AEST May 11, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates. Johns Hopkins virus tracker.

© AAP 2020