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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has issued a crackdown on public auctions and open house inspections, effective midnight Wednesday 25 March 2020.

Following tonight’s national cabinet meeting, Mr Morrison addressed the media where he confirmed a series of new restrictions are set to be applied as part of the government’s efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 on Australian shores.

“In the retail space, auction houses, gathering together in auctions rooms, that can no longer continue,” the PM said.

“Real estate auctions and open house inspections, that cannot continue.”

These bans are set to come into effect from midnight Wednesday 25 March.

Other newly-banned services include beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours.