The Government has officially recommended that all non-essential organised gatherings of 500 people or more to not go ahead from Monday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison also announced that Australia has introduced a Level 3 travel advice and recommended that Australians only travel if it is essential to do so.

It is expected that the government will announce that gatherings of 500 or over will be cancelled over coronavirus fears.

It comes after nine Australians, aged in their 50s, 60s and 70s, tested positive for coronavirus while travelling in Aspen. They are now in isolation in their hotels.

On Friday morning, the Australian Grand Prix was cancelled at the last minute due to the virus.


“At 9am today the Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) was advised by Formula One of their intention to cancel all Formula 1 activity at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix,” an AGPC statement said.

“In light of this decision and updated advice this morning from the Chief Health Officer of the Victorian Government’s Department of Human and Health Services, the Australian Grand Prix Corporation confirms the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is cancelled immediately.”

195 cases are confirmed in Australia.



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