Australian death toll rises to 70.
Another Victorian has died as a result of coronavirus, but Premier Daniel Andrews says the government’s hardline strategy will remain in place, despite the number of new cases staying relatively low.
A man in his 80s died in hospital, taking the state’s toll to 15 and the national death toll to 70.
Despite the improving situation, Premier Daniel Andrews says there would be no easing of social distancing restrictions and the plea for people to stay at home.
“We need to stay the course. It’s frustrating, but it’s certainly less frustrating than if you look at what happened in north west Tasmania last week,” he said.
“This can get away from you very, very rapidly.”
He reinforced that classrooms would remain closed for the majority of school children.
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