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Australia to close all pubs, restaurants, place of worship

Canberra, March 22 (IANS) All pubs, clubs, cinemas, casinos, nightclubs and places of worship in Australia will close down from Monday in view to curb spread of coronavirus cases, which have risen to 1,315, Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday.

The decision was announced after a national cabinet meeting, the BBC reported.

Cafes and restaurants will have to switch to takeaway only, while home delivery services will continue running and supermarkets will remain open.

Schools are not being closed nationwide but some states have suggested they might do so.

–IANS

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