Full interview: PM Scott Morrison on restrictions, China and Virgin
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says Australia is on track to start lifting social distancing restrictions in four weeks if Australia maintains its current trajectory and puts planned measures in place.
NEW: Thu 16 April update of coronavirus trajectories
• US & UK may be peaking, though recent days show it’s still too early to say
• Successes in dark blue: Australia, Norway, Austria locked down early => gentle slopes
— John Burn-Murdoch (@jburnmurdoch) April 16, 2020
Mr Morrison explained the modelling used to make such decisions to Neil Mitchell this morning.
As well as controlling the spread, and in lieu of a vaccine, the PM said we need to “build up our defences on testing, on tracing and an immediate response capability to lockdown on outbreaks”.
“Then, we believe in four weeks we’ll be able to ease some of those restrictions that we have in place.”
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