“That is why we have to keep our pressure on and make sure that we don’t end up like countries in the world that you have all seen on the news. Every single community transmission that’s undetected can infect a lot of people, and that’s why it is so important that we do maintain measures for the time being.”
Further to that, Minister for Health Greg Hunt told reporters at a press conference on Monday afternoon the Government is “actively planning” a strategy for when we can relax lockdown restrictions.
“It’s too soon to make changes. We want to work towards an effective eradication of the virus. At the same time, we have also been planning a road out,” he said.
“Now, we have come from the road in, which has been the rapid escalation of measures… we’re currently on the road through and now is the time to consolidate for the next period.”
Hunt went on to…