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Australians will be forced to stay 1.5metres apart until a vaccine is found 

Two more people die of coronavirus bringing nation’s death toll to 43 – as Aussies are warned ‘social distancing is the new normal’

Two more people have died of the coronavirus, taking the national death toll to 43.

A 90-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman – who had been on the Ruby Princess cruise ship – died in New South Wales on Monday. 

The man was a resident at Opal Care in Bankstown where two people have now died from the virus.

Gladys Berejiklian warned that social distancing is ‘a way of life’ until a coronavirus vaccine is found.

New South Wales recorded 49 new cases on Monday, down from 57 new cases on Sunday

The New South Wales Premier said that even when restrictions are eased, residents will have to stay 1.5metres apart. 

‘The reality is that until we find a vaccine, we all have to live with this virus,’ she said. 

‘And no matter what restrictions there are in the future, no matter what restrictions are potentially eased in the future, until a vaccine is found, social distancing is a way of life now. That is the new normal.’ 

New South Wales recorded 49 new cases on Monday, down from 57 new cases on Sunday.  

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