The new ban was announced this morning during a press conference.
Less than a week after announcing a ban on non-essential gatherings of over 500 people, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tightened the belt, introducing a new blanket ban of non-essential indoor gatherings of over 100 people.
The previous ban saw a flood of festival cancellations, including Bluesfest, Groovin The Moo, and the rescheduling of Splendour in the Grass. With smaller, indoor events now being targeted, the fallout is set to continue.
The ban was announced this morning during a press conference in which Morrison specified what constitutes an essential gathering. This includes airports, public transport, hotels, prisons, courts, shopping centres, offices and factories, and construction sites.
The new ban will pose a threat to restaurants, cinemas and pubs, and could see venues closing as a result.
In addition to the new rules around indoor gatherings, Morrison has advised against any international travel.
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