Well, the prime minister used phrases like “road out”. But while he didn’t give a clear picture of what that might look like (as in, which measures could be lifted), he did outline what it will take to get there.
The National Cabinet — the body of federal and state leaders convened to respond to the crisis — has agreed that three things need to be “in place” before restrictions can start easing.
1. More testing, including those without symptoms.
The first is increased testing of people who don’t show COVID-19 symptoms.
“If we are to move to a different phase when it comes to the restrictions we need an even broader testing regime than we have at this point,” the Prime Minister said.
“Now we have one of, if not the most, extensive testing regimes in the world today but we need to do even better than that to ensure that we can have greater confidence that when we move…