Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged all Australians to embrace a changed Easter this weekend as the nation continues its battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
“Easter in Australia will be different this year, as it will be all around the world,” Mr Morrison said in a video address to the nation.
He said COVID-19 means this Easter will be different and all must remain at home.
“It’s important because we cannot undo the tremendous progress we have made together in recent times. So, this Easter we are staying at home. Don’t travel. Don’t go away,” he said.
“For Christians, not being able to gather does not diminish the hope that we have through this important Easter period. This year, we will live out our faith by doing the right thing.”
Mr Morrison said this means staying at home and making sure to check on neighbours and support communities and families, our friends.
“That’s what living our faith is all about,” he said.
“So as we go into this Easter long weekend, whatever your religious views might be, I do wish you a Happy Easter, Australia.
“I hope it is a time as you come together in your homes, together with your immediate family, that it will be a strong reminder about what’s most important.”
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