Asymptomatic testing in, handshakes still out, says CMO

A 'permanent' change to habits is needed, says Professor Brendan Murphy

Australia's Chief Medical Officer says people may have to continue to interact differently into the future, as well as face increased testing of even those with no symptoms to continue to contain the spread of coronavirus.

As some states move to start lifting restrictions on daily life, Professor Brendan Murphy says people must continue to keep their distance from others, wash their hands frequently and give up social niceties like handshakes.

"Even if we relieve restrictions in the