‘We’re in a war.’ Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the impact of coronavirus

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On Sunday night, Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared on 60 Minutes to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.

The virus, which as of Sunday has claimed the lives of seven Australians and infected 1286 nationwide, has caused disarray and anxiety for many.

As we all know, certain people have been asked to work from home to avoid the risk of community transmission, Australians returning from overseas have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival and Australian states are closing their borders.

There are fears Australia’s incidence of coronavirus is set to match China or Italy’s steep incline of cases; so why aren’t we in total lockdown? Scott Morrison told 60 Minutes‘ Tara Brown that “our situation here in Australia is different”.

“Our health system is different. Our health system is different. The age of our population is different. And the way life is lived is…

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