22-05-2020, 05:40 AM
Re: Chinese Coronavirus
Global Cases 5,197,519
Global Deaths 334,672
Cases per Million 279
Cases per Million 3,698
Cases per Million 4,900
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says pubs, cafes and restaurants will be able to serve up to 50 people at a time from June 1, as NSW coronavirus cases continue to decline.
The Premier described expanding the social-distancing limits as a "big step" in the state's economic recovery from COVID-19.
Under the new measures, hospitality venues will be required to adhere to strict guidelines to operate:
- Each patron must have at least four-square-metres of space
- Bookings can be no larger than 10 people
- No patrons will be allowed to stand, mingle or dance
- Shared cutlery and buffets are also banned
Facing a tough election in October, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is coming under huge pressure to open the state's borders, so visitors in search of winter sun can start to get the tourist industry back on its feet.
She's in the sights not just of the Federal Government, with Mr Potatohead, Peter Dutton, ("a proud Queenslander") leading the charge, but of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian as well.
The border issue sees a cross-party grouping. The Labor jurisdictions of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and the Liberal states of South Australia and Tasmania all have their borders closed.
NSW and Victoria have never gone down this path.