Australia Coronavirus Response25 April 2020 by News Desk
Australia Coronavirus response has been more effective than most countries in suppressing the virus pandemic.
Fast lockdown reaction, travel restrictions and huge stockpile of Personal Protection Equipment has kept case of the virus, and resulting deaths, among the lowest in the world.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison believe the country’s lockdown could soon be over because Australia is “ahead of where we thought we’d be”.
Some restrictions look set to be lifted soon, with a return to work, sport, recreation and school high on the agenda of the government’s ‘to do’ list.
Australia Coronavirus Response
One hundred million extra masks are being held in reserve across Australia to tackle any future outbreaks of the virus.
NSW is to double its coronavirus testing to include everyone with symptoms.
When children return to school next week social distancing of 1.5 metres and four square metre rules will not be required as the federal government deemed them “not appropriate” on the playground and in classrooms where the risk to children is low.
For senior students, HSC exams will go ahead as planned this year with results released in mid-December.
20 per cent of Australians say they will keep their new hygiene practices when the coronavirus emergency.
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