Latest snapshot of the coronavirus impact 21/5/20

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The latest snapshot of COVID-19 cases, measures and impacts as of 0730 AEST on May 21.


* Australia has recorded 7079 cases, with only 635 active cases remaining. SA and the ACT have no active cases, the NT has one.

* The national death toll is 100 - NSW 49, Victoria 18, Tasmania 13, WA 9, Queensland 6, SA 4, ACT 3. (Two QLD residents who died in NSW have been included in both state's counts).

* More than six million of an estimated 16 million people with smartphones have registered for the federal government's COVIDSafe tracing app since April 26.



* The federal government has announced a three-phase plan to ease coronavirus restrictions in the coming months, with the states and territories to determine their own timings.

* Social distancing and hygiene measures will be retained indefinitely.



* Outdoor gatherings in NSW including recreational activities, cafes, restaurants, clubs and pubs are permitted for a maximum of 10 people, while social distancing.

* NSW public school students will resume full-time classes on May 25.

* Public transport access has been limited. Sydney buses can carry 12 people, train carriages can have 32 commuters and a Manly ferry can transport 245 people (down from usual capacity of up to 1,000).

* Regional travel within NSW is permitted from June 1, when museums, galleries and libraries can reopen.

* NSW is considering allowing international students back into the state, potentially through the hotel quarantine system in place for Australians returning home.



* Victorians may have up to five visitors in their homes.

* Gathering limits have been relaxed to 10 for outdoor activities including fishing, hiking and golf.

* A maximum of 10 guests are allowed at weddings, 20 at indoor funerals and 30 for outdoor services.

* From June 1, 20 people will be allowed inside restaurants, cafes and pubs, increasing to 50 diners from June 22 and 100 in the second half of July.

* Children in Prep to Year 2 and Years 11 and 12 will return to the classrooms on May 26 with the remaining cohort back from June 9.



* Shopping for non-essential items is permitted while up to five members of one household can visit other homes.

* Up to 10 people allowed to congregate in parks, pools and playgrounds.

* Queensland public school students will resume full-time classes on May 25, in line with NSW.

* Queensland could reopen borders to NSW and Victoria by September.



* SA has resumed elective surgeries and allowed regional accommodation to reopen.

* Dining and alcohol-consumption at cafes and restaurants allowed with a 10-person limit.

* Stage two easing of restrictions will begin on June 5 allowing more customers to be served and cinemas to reopen.

* Students are already back in school full time.



* WA has entered phase two of its recovery plan, allowing greater regional travel and encouraging people back to work while cafes, pubs and restaurants may seat up to 20 patrons.

* Further easing of restrictions expected on June 8.

* Students are already back in school full time.

* Its borders remain closed.



* Restaurants and cafes are allowed to seat up to 10 people with the same number allowed to gather for real estate purposes, religious gatherings and weddings.

* Premier Peter Gutwein is hopeful of making a call on reopening the border in July.

* Schools are reopening.



* The NT has relaxed restrictions on parks, golf, fishing and swimming.

* Restaurants and bars can reopen with a two-hour limit, with entertainment venues to come.

* Restricted access to indigenous communities remains in place until at least June 18.

* Students are already back in school full time.



* The ACT has allowed outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people, easing restrictions on sport and recreation.

* The ACT has staggered the return of school students grades up to June 2.



* Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, public transport, some schools, hairdressers, petrol stations, postal and freight services, bottle shops, newsagents, retail shops. Restaurants and cafes opened in most states.



* Victoria has used the federal government's COVIDSafe app for the first time to track cases linked to a virus-cluster at three nursing homes in Melbourne.

* The Tasmanian government is pumping an extra $20 million into business support grants after unprecedented takeup.

* About 4000 homeless people are currently being put up in hotels to help self-isolate.



* The hospitality sector has lost more one in four jobs while the arts sector has lost one in five positions, according to Deloitte Access Economics.

* Retail spending dived a record 17.9 per cent in April.



* The NRL will resume competition on May 28.

* The AFL will resume competition on June 11.

* Cricket Australia is confident India will be permitted to enter Australia for the Test tour this summer.



* Cases: at least 4,966,006

* Deaths: at least 326,366

* Recovered: at least 1,880,355

Data current as of 0730 AEST May 21, taking in federal government and state/territory government updates and Johns Hopkins virus tracker.

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