Significant lockdown Restrictions in Australia will be lifted on Friday.
7News Sydney reports the Australian PM will lift rules in time for Mother’s Day, that restrict gatherings of people.
The PM wants the states to lift the rules that only allow two or three people to together outside the family or household unit.
Friday’s National Cabinet, a much anticipated event, will consider allowing gatherings of up to 10 people in the family home.
The rules will be up to the states to implement – but Scott Morrison is hoping it can be done by Sunday – Mother’s Day.
The changes will be part of stages of “national easing” of lockdown restrictions implemented in March as Covid cases escalated in Australia.
National Cabinet will assess a range of proposed changes and a timeline may be outlined as to what comes back first.
National Cabinet would “assess the health data of each stage after 14-days” to see if more restrictions can be lifted thereafter, the report said.
The “stay home” message would also change to “stay safe” in the coming day, with the mantra changing to allow an opening up of the economy focused on common sense social distancing and hygiene.
It’s not known if Victoria will follow the national decision to begin lifting restrictions with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews reticent to make moves.
A cluster of meat plant workers continues to cause problems in the State, with at least one case detected in a nursing home linked to the cluster.