Social restrictions slowing the spread

Original article by Paul Garvey
The Australian – Page: 2 : 6-Apr-20

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia rose by just 139 on 5 April, or 2.5 per cent. The nation’s infection rate was rising by an average of 25 per cent each day just two weeks ago. Chief Health Officer Brendan Murphy says the latest figures show that efforts to contain the virus are continuing to ‘flatten the curve’, and he is optimistic that measures such as lockdowns and social distancing will allow the nation to avoid the large-scale crisis that has hit some countries. However, the nation’s death toll from the virus has risen to 35; three of the four new fatalities in New South Wales had been on the ‘Ruby Princess’ cruise ship.


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