Update on COVID-19 in Australia – Community Transmission

Australia has seen its first community transmission of COVID-19. Bringing the total of confirmed cases to 33.   This case underlines the fact that Australia is not immune from COVID-19. COVID-19 represents a significant risk to Australia – and we continue to manage that risk based on the best and latest medical advice.   Our…

Update on COVID-19 in Australia

Australia now has a total of 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19, following three additional cases of people with direct links to Iran.   The latest confirmed case is in Tasmania, a 40 year old man who has recently returned from Iran.   This follows the first death of an Australian with COVID-19 infection early yesterday.…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 updates; travel bans;   GREG HUNT: Joined by the Chief Medical Officer (inaudible) update on coronavirus globally, nationally, and additional responses.   At the global level, the number of cases has now exceeded 88,000; that’s diagnosed. Obviously, we recognise that is the formal number, and that in parts of the world…

Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: COVID-19 updates; travel bans;   GREG HUNT: Joined by the Chief Medical Officer (inaudible) update on coronavirus globally, nationally, and additional responses.   At the global level, the number of cases has now exceeded 88,000; that’s diagnosed. Obviously, we recognise that is the formal number, and that in parts of the world…

Professor Michael Kidd appointed to advise on Primary Health Reforms

The Morrison Government welcomes the appointment of Professor Michael Kidd AM as Principal Medical Advisor to the Department of Health and Professor of Primary Care Reform at The Australian National University.   This appointment further strengthens the Government’s focus on delivering major primary health care reforms for the benefit of all Australians.   This is…

Doorstop – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: Government strengthens support for melanoma patients, coronavirus situation update.   GREG HUNT: Thank you everybody for joining us here at Frankston Hospital. It’s a hospital I know very well. Not only have many members of my family been treated here, but my mother was a nurse here, my parents met here and…

Today Show interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus threat, travel bans   ALLISON LANGDON: With Australia recording its first fatality from coronavirus and more cases confirmed every day, the threat of an outbreak appears more imminent than ever.   KARL STEFANOVIC: So what is Australia doing to prepare? For more, we’re joined by Health Minister Greg Hunt. Minister, good…

Western Australian COVID-19 case

It is with great sadness that the Australian Government notes the death of a 78-year-old man in Western Australia with COVID-19 infection.   Our condolences go to his family and friends at this difficult time.   The man was one of the Australian citizens from the Diamond Princess whom the Australian Government assisted to depart…

Press Conference – Melbourne

GREG HUNT: Thank you everybody for joining us, I’m joined by Professor Brendan Murphy, the Chief Medical Officer of Australia this afternoon. Under the Prime Minister’s leadership, the National Security Council has met and made decisions to lift the travel advisories for Iran and to impose certain restrictions as a consequence of the spread of…