Government advised to ban mass gatherings
13 March 2020,
The Federal Government has reportedly been advised by the country's chief medical officer that mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled.
The country's leaders are currently considering that advice and a decision is yet to be made regarding a potential ban.
If enacted, mass gatherings like sporting events, concerts, and festivals could be completely shut down as Australia attempts to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Updated at 12.59pm AEDT on 13 March 2020.