It has recently come to light that there has been a 97 per cent drop in the number of invitations issued for permanent residency visa in April, compared to March.
Only 50 invites for subclass 189 visa were sent out this month by the Department of Home Affairs, compared to 1,750 invitations issued in March 2020.
Is this due to the Covid-19 pandemic? Possibly. Probably – but read more here – https://www.sbs.com.au/language/english/massive-drop-in-number-of-invites-issued-for-permanent-residency-visa