Virus strikes: first Aussie dies

Original article by Geoff Chambers, Richard Ferguson, Sarah Elks, Victoria Laurie, Lachlan Moffet Gray
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 2-Mar-20

The global death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 3,001, and more than 87,000 people worldwide have been diagnosed with the respiratory illness. Meanwhile, Australia has recorded its first death from the virus, with 78-year-old James Kwan passing away after contracting it on the ‘Diamond Princess’ cruise ship. A total of 28 Australians have now been diagnosed with the coronavirus, including several who had visited Iran. Federal cabinet’s national security committee will meet in coming days to review the effectiveness of the government’s plan for dealing with a pandemic.


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