“We recognise that there are Australians out there who are in pain, have disability, can’t be in the workforce, that need to take very potent pain medication and need their elective surgery done,” he told reporters, as per news.com.au.
Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy also clarified that lifting restrictions around elective surgery would require having “enough protective equipment”.
Amid the easing of restrictions around elective surgery, it’s also reported that restrictions around beaches and parks are likely to be lifted soon.
Over the weekend, Randwick City council, on Sydney’s eastern suburbs, announced that they would reopen their beaches at Maroubra, Coogee and Clovelly for exercise purposes.
“Three weeks ago we made the decision to close beaches to help stop the spread of coronavirus. And while we know the past three weeks have been difficult on our…