Australian authorities have extended the quarantine to mid may

The Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison on Thursday announced the extension of quarantine measures for at least another month, reports broadcasting Corporation Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Despite the positive trend and a decrease in identified cases of infection COVID-19 across the country, under the ban will continue to remain all public events. Local pubs, restaurants and fitness centers will be open until mid-may.

According to Morrison, are currently required to increase the coverage of free testing of the population, to increase the effectiveness of contact tracing of cases with the help of mobile applications and to prepare for the emergence of local outbreaks of infection. Until these tasks are completed on removal of restrictions may not be considered.

Recall that the number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Australia exceeded 6.4 thousand people, killed 63 patients.