Australia has activated emergency measures to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which is threatening to evolve into a pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Australia, which currently has 23 cases of the virus, was operating on the basis of a pandemic, according to Reuters. As a result, hospitals are under orders to ensure that they have enough medical supplies, personal protective equipment and staff to address cases of the virus.
“There is every indication that the world will soon enter a pandemic phase of the coronavirus,” Morrison said at a news conference in Canberra. “As a result, we have agreed today and initiated the ... coronavirus emergency response plan.”
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