Australians Over 70 Urged to Self-Isolate

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Australians over the age of 70 have been urged to self-isolate as part of new measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.

From today, states and territories will enforce new rules which will limit public gatherings to just two people.

Playgrounds and skate parks will also be closed and boot camps banned.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the latest advice, is designed to protect the most vulnerable in our communities.

“This is not a compulsion; this is strong advice that people aged 70 and over should stay at home and self-isolate for their own protection,” says Mr Morrison. “These arrangements should also apply to those with chronic illness, [people] over 60, and Indigenous persons over the age of 50.”

Mr Morrison says states and territories will determine whether they proceed to make this an enforceable limit.


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