We've been lucky so far but coronavirus cases could still surge, say epidemiologists

So relaxing all restrictions on gatherings would be a bad idea

So far, the successful suppression of the coronavirus epidemic in Australia has been partly down to luck and large outbreaks are still possible, say infectious diseases epidemiologists.

COVID-19 cases could still surge in Australia: epidemiologists

Professor James McCaw and colleague Dr Kathryn Snow, both from the University of Melbourne, are advising against blanket relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions.

Australia was still at risk of a surge in cases even if restrictions remain, they told a media briefing