Coronavirus: Australia and New Zealand begin to ease lockdown restrictions | ITV News

Australia and New Zealand are beginning to ease their lockdown restrictions after a reduction in the number of coronavirus cases.

Surfers hit the waves at Australia’s famous Bondi Beach and at Summer Beach in New Zealand, although social distancing measures remain in place.

Both countries entered a hard lockdown early to limit the spread of the disease.

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