Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Image: AAP/Darren England)

As Australia sees light at the end of the tunnel, Crikey scans the globe to see where efforts to relax lockdowns are at.

Meanwhile, the US has opened up many states despite reporting a record death toll as recently as last Friday -- which raises the question, what's happening in countries with organised despots, and who are the primary victims?

School's back in Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this morning announced a partial reopening of schools starting from next week. Kindergarten, prep, and Years 1, 11 and 12 will return to school on May 11. Palaszczuk added that if everything goes to plan, all students will return to classrooms from May 25.