Chief medical officer Brendan Murphy. (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The pubs reopen, while some airlines plan an ambitious return. But like most days during the pandemic, the news is mostly bad. In fact, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the coronavirus might never go away.

The pub opens... but not really

Yesterday, NSW announced that pubs and clubs, along with cafes and restaurants, would also be allowed to reopen, in a limited capacity, from tomorrow. And by limited, we mean, they won’t be anything like pubs as we know them.

Like restaurants, they’ll have to adhere to social distancing rules, and like restaurants, they’ll only be allowed to admit 10 patrons at a time, and only be able to provide table service alcohol with a meal. Pubs will also open, with restrictions, in the Northern Territory and Queensland.