virtually 700 instances and new police powers to implement social distancing guidelines


Mr Hunt thanked Australians for staying dwelling, saying: “Your actions are making a distinction and saving lives.”

As of 6am Tuesday, there have been 4359 confirmed COVID-19 instances and 19 deaths. There have been 50 sufferers in intensive care, together with 20 on ventilators.

Mr Hunt stated the truth that greater than 230,000 exams had been carried out meant that Australia’s numbers have been “reflective” of the particular degree of an infection in the neighborhood – and the dying fee of under 1 per cent.

However he stated whereas progress had been made on “flattening the curve”, there was “extra to do”.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth, an infectious illness knowledgeable from ANU, stated Australians should not “take the foot off the pedal”.

“The restrictions that the minister and the Prime Minister have launched on gatherings are completely important to stop the virus from making its solely transfer, which is from one individual to a different,” Dr Coatsworth stated.

“So, I might urge all Australians, observe these directions to a T. Look in the direction of your state governments for precisely what they’re telling you to do.”