Coronavirus: Australians urged to be careful as state, territory restrictions ease to prevent second wave

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Australians are being warned to take their new-found freedoms carefully to prevent a second wave of the pandemic as states and territories ease restrictions in the first stage of reawakening the economy.

Australians will today be able to sit in pubs, cafes and restaurants for the first time in weeks after isolation and social distancing measures kept the lid on infections and COVID-19 deaths.

However, Australian Medical Association president Tony Bartone said people need to remain vigilant as the virus was still present in the community and could flare up as hot spots or small outbreaks.

media_cameraAustralian Medical Association president Tony Bartone has urged Australians to take their new-found freedoms carefully to prevent a second wave of the pandemic. Picture: Mick Tsikas

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