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200,000 liters of beer are transported all over Australia to where pubs will be reopened the following week

Liquid gold! 200,000 liters of beer are transported all over Australia to where pubs will be reopened the following week

  • The country’s brewers send 175,000 liters of beer through Central Australia
  • Pubs and restaurants will reopen next week, but restrictions apply
  • Patrons have a two-hour time limit and alcohol should be served with food
  • Here’s how you can help people affected by Covid-19

Almost 200,000 liters of beer are transported through Australia to the pubs that will reopen next week.

Northern Territory pubs and restaurants will reopen at noon on May 15, as territory leaders ease COVID-19 restrictions after the region registers only one new case of the virus in nearly a month.

To ensure that the thirsty locals have a drink, brewers from all over the country send a total of 175,000 liters of beer through Central Australia for the Territorians to enjoy.

Northern Territory pubs and restaurants reopen at noon on May 15. Picture: an empty bar in the NT

Northern Territory pubs and restaurants reopen at noon on May 15. Picture: an empty bar in the NT

Tessa Jackson, the manager of Smith St Social in Darwin, told it NT News her team can’t wait to pour schooners again.

“We’re so happy, it’s been really weird six months,” said Mrs. Jackson.

“It will be very different with the restrictions in place, but at least we’ll do something and get back to a new normal.”

The restrictions include two-hour time limits for all customers in locations, and all alcohol must be served with food.

The restrictions include two-hour time limits for all customers in locations, and all alcohol must be served with food. Pictured: customers are sitting at an NT bar

The restrictions include two-hour time limits for all customers in locations, and all alcohol must be served with food. Pictured: customers are sitting at an NT bar

The restrictions include two-hour time limits for all customers in locations, and all alcohol must be served with food. Pictured: customers are sitting at an NT bar

Measures for social distance of 1.5 m also remain.

The Northern Territory is the first place in Australia to push back restrictions to phase two, allowing locals to eat out, work out at the gym, and go to beauty parlors.

“We are currently the safest place in the country,” said Prime Minister Michael Gunner last week.

The Northern Territory is the first place in Australia to push restrictions back to phase two. Pictured: men drinking beer in a pub in Alice Springs, NT

The Northern Territory is the first place in Australia to push restrictions back to phase two. Pictured: men drinking beer in a pub in Alice Springs, NT

The Northern Territory is the first place in Australia to push restrictions back to phase two. Pictured: men drinking beer in a pub in Alice Springs, NT

He also said that territory borders remain closed to rule out the risk of a second wave.

“The whole idea is to make our lives as normal as possible without endangering you and without endangering some of Australia’s most vulnerable.”

The internal borders around remote regional communities designed to protect many vulnerable indigenous peoples will remain closed until June 18, with Mr Gunner noting the importance of protecting them.

The Northern Territory was the second state or territory to close its borders after Tasmania when COVID-19 first erupted across Australia.

What phase two limitations look like:

You can:

– Serve and consume food or drinks in a food court of a shopping center.

– Operate and attend restaurants, cafes.

– Operate and visit a bar, sports or RSL club (alcohol allowed when consuming food), excluding play activities.

– Participate in organized outdoor training activities for sports clubs and teams.

– Operate or attend an indoor market.

– Operating or visiting a beauty salon for (non-facial) services, such as nails, massage and tanning.

– Operate or attend a studio that offers yoga, Pilates, Zumba, barre, dance classes.

– Control or attend physical training activities such as Cross Fit.

– Operating and going to a gym.

– Visit a public library or a toy library, or an indoor playground.

– Operate and attend a place used for religious worship.

• Visit an art gallery, museum, public memorial, public historical site, zoo, or wildlife facility.

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