A greatest of 10 people today will be authorized to go to funerals and 5 to attend weddings in Australia underneath new curbs in the battle towards coronavirus.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison emerged from a cupboard conference to announce a selection of measures aimed at holding social gatherings to a bare minimum.
Most abroad journey will be banned and many public areas will be shut.
The new guidelines, which get effect at midnight (13:00 GMT) on Wednesday, arrive following the variety of bacterial infections jumped.
The state recorded 427 new circumstances in 24 hours, bringing the whole range of infections to 2,136, with eight fatalities.
Several of the folks infected have been permitted to disembark in Sydney from a cruise ship, the Ruby Princess.
Hard measures have now been taken to lower social gatherings, this kind of as the closure of pubs and destinations of worship, but quite a few educational institutions continue being open, in contrast to in other nations around the world taking identical motion to end the virus spreading.
On Tuesday, Mr Morrison announced the shutdown would be prolonged to play centres, libraries, museums and a variety of other community areas, ABC reports.
With a handful of exceptions this sort of as support staff and compassionate circumstances, Australians would be banned from overseas vacation.
“Remain at property until it is certainly important that you go out,” the key minister explained to citizens.