Australia extends coronavirus restrictions

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Australia will keep in place coronavirus restrictions implemented to curb its spread for at least four more weeks.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this on Thursday. This is despite signs that the country has been successful in slowing infection rates.

Morrison said Australia will over the next month expand testing. It will also improve its capacity to trace contacts of known coronavirus cases.

In the next four weeks, it will plan a response to any further local outbreaks.

Morrison said after implementing these three steps, and Australia will then review the restrictions.

The restriction include curtailing the movements of residents and the closures of schools, restaurants and pubs.



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