Coronavirus restrictions will not be eased in New South Wales this week, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has confirmed.

National Cabinet are set to meet on Friday to discuss what restrictions will be eased, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison optimistic that some could be relaxed by Sunday. However, Berejiklian has emphasised that no changes will be made immediately.

“I want to manage expectations and say if National Cabinet does suggest easing of restrictions, they won’t be able to be made in time for Mother’s Day,” she said.

“Having said that, please know that two adults and children can visit any mother at any one time and a mother can accept multiple visits a day so long as there is not too many people for each visit.”

So you’ll have to have it out with your siblings over who’s going to take the reigns on Mother’s Day lunch and dinner duties. A silver lining to this all is that there’ll probably be less family punch ons at the lunch table.

Berejiklian has shared that life should return to normal — whatever that means — over the next few weeks.

“As we proceed through May and through June, there will be an easing of restrictions and that’s something all of us can look forward to. I suspect by the end of June, life will feel much more normal than it does now.”

The Premier said that she wants to gradually relax restrictions, so causes of any outbreaks are easy to identify. It’s like the FODMAP diet for a global pandemic.

Nine new cases of coronavirus were identified in New South Wales yesterday — the source of five of those cases are currently under investigation by NSW Health Authorities, as their source is a mystery

“Five are currently under investigation as to the source of the infection,” NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant shared.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in NSW is 3,042.

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