With the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases now heading towards 4,000, and 16 fatalities recorded, Morrison told reporters on Sunday night Australians now needed to stay home unless they were shopping for food and other essentials, attending medical appointments, exercising, or attending work or education.
He additionally stated that there can be a six-month moratorium on evicting people who discover themselves in monetary misery.
"This does not mean they cannot go outside, they can go outside and be accompanied by a support person for the goal of getting some fresh air, some recreation but they should limit contact with others as much as possible", Mr Morrison said. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information.
However, Scott Morrison said the urgent move was necessary to immediately treat the infected passengers, in the hope Australians would be afforded the same care if they were in such a situation overseas.
Mr Morrison said that outside gyms and skate parks would be closed from Monday, and that boot camps would be reduced to two people.More news: Coronavirus scare: COVID-19 infection can spread even after symptoms disappear
The national death toll reached 16 following the deaths of two more people in Victoria and Queensland overnight, as new quarantine measures for worldwide arrivals kick in across the country.
States and territories have been enforcing these 10-person limits with different on-the-spot penalties handed out by police.
"These arrangements should also apply to those with chronic illness, over 60 and indigenous persons over the age of 50", Mr Morrison said.
Speaking to the ABC's "Insiders" ahead of the prime minister's comments, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann suggested the measures would put the economy in "hibernation" while the country rides out the severe impact of the coronavirus.
"Should they need support then I'm sure they can get support through their community or others", he said.More news: Season will end earlier and with fewer episodes
All public spaces will be closed by midday on March 30 and people can't go outside with more than one other person.
"This does not mean they cannot go outside, they can go outside and be accompanied by a support person for the goal of getting some fresh air, some recreation but they should limit contact with others as much as possible".
It's expected to include a $1500 a fortnight "job keeper" allowance for those whose employers go into "hibernation" for the next six months.
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