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Australia announces shutdown due of Covid-19

Mar 23, 2020 10:30 IST

Canberra along with the rest of Australia will go into a shutdown with rising Covid-19 cases nationwide. Schools will go pupil free from Tuesday and students will have to attend classes online. Australia's clubs, pubs, and restaurants have also been ordered to shut down. Churches, casinos, cinemas, gyms, indoor sports venues, and entertainment venues must also close, along with the licensed parts of hotels. Restaurants and cafes can still serve takeaway and do home delivery, but sit-down meals are banned. Funerals are allowed if the four square metre rule for indoor gatherings is adhered to by residents. The number of cases in Australia has risen sharply in recent days, reaching 1,315.