Get ready for school closures, major event cancellations: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Get ready for school closures, major event cancellations: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews. By Rebecca Urban.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned the community to get used to school closures, major event cancellations and working from home as the spread of the coronavirus enters a stage of significant transmission. …

It’s not an if or if not, it’s simply a matter of when,” Mr Andrews told a press conference at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Tuesday as dozens of people queued up on the street outside to be tested. Most were wearing face masks. Some had been waiting for two hours.

“We are told by the experts that we are going to reach a phase of such significant transmission in Victoria unrelated to overseas travel that we will need to ask Victorians to do things we’ve never had to ask before,” he said, adding there would be a significant economic hit.

hat-tip Stephen Neil