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…

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Transcript – Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE…                       Topics: COAG Health Council; Coronavirus update; More contraceptive choice for Australian women.   NATASHA FYLES: Natasha Fyles, Northern Territory Health Minister and chair of COAG.   We’ve had a very cognitive and constructive meeting this morning. The key agenda items have of course been the coronavirus and the Federal Minister and (inaudible) an…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Darwin

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Diamond Princess Evacuation; Howard Springs Temporary Quarantine Facility   NATASHA FYLES: So we presently have AUSMAT staff who are on the ground in Japan and we also have other members of the AUSMAT team that are in the air and will be in Japan later today, preparing to bring these Australian…

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Sunrise interview with David Koch

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus; Potential for another evacuation;    DAVID KOCH: Now the Government is still working on a plan to evacuate Aussies on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.   The infectious disease expert has travelled to Yokohama where the cruise ship is docked to assess the situation.   It’s expected the…

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Transcript – Doorstop – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Update on Coronavirus and latest figures; Christmas Island;   GREG HUNT: To give a brief overview at the global level, as expected, the number of confirmed cases globally has increased.   The figure is now 44,754 cases. And sadly, the number of those who have lost their lives has increased by almost…

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Transcript – Press Conference – Parliament House – Canberra

E&OE…                       Topics: Coronavirus update   GREG HUNT: Good afternoon I’m joined by Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy and we want to provide an update on the global and Australian developments in relation to the containment of coronavirus.   And I particularly want to start today by acknowledging the challenge and hardship of many…

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