Australia’s strict preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 will continue over coming weeks, the country’s prime minister announced on Thursday.

Scott Morrison said the current restrictions will remain in place for at least the next four weeks.

“A positive thing to say is we have often found ourselves, as we have now, in a better place ahead of time … but we want to be very clear with Australians, baseline restrictions we have in place at the moment — there are no plans to change those for the next four weeks,” he said at a news conference

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