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Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact - 13/5/20

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 13.


* Australia has recorded about 6964 cases to date, with fewer than 740 active cases. No active cases in the ACT but the SA has 1, WA 7, NSW 510, NT 2, QLD 20, VIC 113.

* The national death toll is 97 - NSW 46, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two QLD residents who died in NSW have been included in both state's counts)

* More than 5.6 million of an estimated 16 million people have registered for the federal government's coronavirus tracing app, COVIDSafe, since April 26.



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

* The initial phase sees cafes, restaurants and shops reopen plus outdoor gatherings allowed of up to 10 people. Five people permitted to visit other homes and up to 10 guests 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.

* Victorians from Wednesday are allowed to have a maximum of five visitors in their homes. Gathering limits are relaxed to 10 for outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, golf. Weddings can have up to 10 guests. Indoor funerals can have up to 20 people with 30 for outdoors.

* NSW has announced it would follow phase one, but regional travel within the state is still banned. Restrictions will ease around outdoor gatherings and cafes and restaurants from Friday. Working from home is encouraged.

* The staged return to school classrooms began in NSW and Queensland on Monday while Victorian prep, grades 1, 2, years 11 and 12 students will return to classrooms on May 26 with the rest returning from June 9.

* People are being encouraged to return to work in WA from May 18, with cafes and restaurants allowed up to 20 patrons. Regional travel restrictions will also be eased.

* South Australia to allow all elective surgery to resume this week. Regional accommodation to reopen, including caravan parks, hotels, motels and Airbnb services. Alcohol-free dining with ten-person limit allowed at cafes and restaurants, and seasonal workers must self-isolate before they enter the state.

* The ACT is allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people from Saturday but dining out 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. Internal borders restricting access to indigenous communities will remain in place until at least June 18.

* In Queensland, shopping for non-essential items is permitted while up to five members of a single household can visit other homes. Up to 10 people will be able to congregate in parks, at pools and on playgrounds from May 16.

* Tasmanians to ease some restrictions from this coming Monday with national parks and reserves open to residents within 30km for exercise while public gathering limits will increase to 10 people.



* 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.



* Treasurer Josh Frydenberg tests negative for coronavirus after coughing several times during a speech to parliament on Tuesday.

* China has suspended imports from four Australian abattoirs and threatened to impose a tariff on barley.

* More than 200 people quarantining on WA's Rottnest Island will return to the mainland on Wednesday.

* Some 1.5 million coronavirus antibody tests bought by federal government aren't accurate enough to be used in Australia.

* Scott Morrison's top adviser and a host of senior bureaucrats will be quizzed on Wednesday over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

* Overseas arrivals slumped 60 per cent in March, the largest ever drop in international visitors, due to virus border restrictions.



* The AFL has ordered every listed player and staff member to be tested for COVID-19 by Friday.

* Interstate NRL players who refused a flu shot by choice will not be allowed to play in Queensland.



* Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has warned of a $50 billion hit to the economy for the June quarter.

* Airline Regional Express (Rex) in a trading halt even as its deputy chairman said it is planning to launch flights between capital cities.

* First steps to lifting coronavirus restrictions will see a quarter of a million people return to jobs and add more than $3 billion to the economy, according to Treasury modelling.



* Cases: at least 4,328,598

* Deaths: at least 291,894

* Recovered: at least 1,571,398

*Data current as at 0730 AEST May 13, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates. Johns Hopkins virus tracker.

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