Australia: Drastic new restrictions on indoor gatherings

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced drastic new restrictions on non-essential indoor gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. In addition to the existing limit of no more than 100 people in an indoor space, Morrison announced there should be no more than one person per four square metres. “If you have a meeting room or something like that, that is 100 metres, you can have 25 people in that room,” Morrison explained to reporters on Friday. The 1.5-metre social distancing recommendation remained valid, he said. The…

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