Coronavirus: — Latest Important Information

Mar 31, 2020 | News

By: Clare Bruce

This article provides you with information released up until Tuesday 31st March in regards to COVID-19

  • Police say they won’t hesitate to fine people breaking new coronavirus restrictions — since last night, it’s been illegal to be out with more than one other person who isn’t from your household
  • Government is urging people to act as though they could have coronavirus and not go out in public, unnecessarily
  • 266 new cases have been confirmed in Australia in the past 24 hours
  • Police say it’s OK to go to the shops for basic food or go to the GP — anyone acting outside of that face fines or put before the courts for a possible jail sentence
  • Government is urging city residents to stay away from the bush in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are concerns about cheap accommodation offers being marketed as a way to get out of the city during the pandemic.
  • Businesses are rushing to sign up to the Federal Government’s $130 billion plan to subsidise wages during the pandemic
  • Medical experts say the coronavirus is mutating, as viruses do, and eight strains are now making the round globally — a researcher at the University of Washington says the good news is that the mutations are not more lethal
  • Virgin is seeking $1.4 billion loan from the Government to ensure the company’s survival through the pandemic
  • 145 million surgical masks will be pumped out by a South Australian company in the coming months

Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call this line if you are seeking information on novel coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1800 020 080

Article supplied with thanks to Hope Media

  • About the Author: Clare is a digital journalist for the Broadcast Industry.