Alert levels may change in Australia tomorrow

9 06 2009

The Gov’t may change the alert levels in Australia tomorrow and take all states to the same level as Victoria. As I understand it, this would mean fewer restrictions on people returning from Vic. (Eg no more 7 day quarantines for kids returning from Vic before they can return to their schools).

ABC news has the full story here. There’s an interesting quote here:

Head of microbiology at the Canberra Hospital, Professor Peter Collignon, says all states should follow Victoria’s lead.

“This is a virus that is less severe than what we get every season in winter,” he said.

“We should be adopting the approach that Canada has, most of the US has, and now Victoria, and treat this essentially as seasonal influenza, monitor what is going on and only change our practice if the virus changes.”

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