Australia – one of the world leaders in containing the virus – says its flat virus curve has been successfully sustained.
The growth rate of new cases has now been under 0.5% for five consecutive weeks.
“That’s an extraordinary national achievement and I want to say to Australians, thank you,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
Only six new cases were reported today – adding to the total of around 7,000. Some 101 people have died.
The nation has re-opened restaurants and schools and aims to have most lockdown measures removed by July.