Aussies Declare Emergency: Invoke New Powers to Fight Coronavirus

The international shit-show continues!

source: Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic.

The formal declaration gives the government the power to close off cities or regions, impose curfews and order people to quarantine, if deemed necessary to contain the spread of the virus.

The upgrade in official advice to an unprecedented “Level 4: Do not travel” to any country in the world, was accompanied by a ban on any non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.

“Life is changing in Australia, as it is changing all around the world………Life is going to continue to change, as we deal with the global coronavirus. This is a once in a hundred year type event.”

Scott Morrison
Australian Prime Minister

Australia has recorded around nearly 500 coronavirus infections and six deaths, a relatively small number compared to other countries, but officials are growing increasingly concerned about the prospect of an exponential rise in cases.

Australia declares emergency, invokes new powers to fight coronavirus

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