Australia is increasing its lockdown measures as Covid-19 cases jump

30th March 2020 Isaan Live 0

Australia boosts lockdown measures as coronavirus cases jump

By Renju Jose and Jonathan Barrett

People walk along a near-deserted street is seen during a workday after New South Wales began shutting down non-essential businesses and moving toward harsh penalties to enforce self-isolation as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached a 'critical stage' in Sydney, Australia, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian officials warned that an accelerating number of coronavirus infections could start overwhelming the country's intensive care units, as stricter social distancing measures came into force on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new curbs late on Tuesday that will close more non-essential businesses, pushing the country closer to the stricter lockdown measures imposed in parts of Europe.

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