Australia to receive 100,000 coronavirus testing kits as tougher restrictions on social gatherings reported to be set by the Federal Government in a bid to stall the virus from further spreading.
In Australia there have been over 81,000 Coronavirus test kits undertaken to date – with A further shipment of 97,000 COVID-19 test kits which will reach Australia this week as current stocks diminish.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to introduce stiffer restrictions surrounding public gathering in a bid to keep the virus under control.
The Federal health minister has confirmed that 97,000 coronavirus tests kits will reach Australia by Friday as the current stocks are diminishing sooner than expected.
“Our best scientists and medical experts are working around the clock to secure the supplies we need to test for and tackle the coronavirus epidemic,” – Federal health minister Greg Hunt.
A total of 414 Australians have tested positive to the coronavirus with five deaths to date.
“The aim is to have more tests and more types so we can avoid any disruption in the large-scale testing regime we have in place in Australia.” Mr Hunt further stated.
Worldwide the coronavirus has infected 188,433 people which 80,873 have recovered and 7,499 have been killed by the virus.
The coronavirus is thought to spread from person to person and The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention advises to wash hands regularly especially before eating and avoiding close contact with members of the public as an infected person may not show any visible symptoms.