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Tasmania Declares Public Health Emergency

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Audio of this morning’s media conference with Premier Peter Gutwein (0.00), Health Minister Sarah Courtney (2.45), Acting Director Public Health Scott McEwen (5.45) then questions. A public health emergency has been declared in Tasmania. This provides special powers for the Director of Public Health to deal with issues arising from coronavirus. “This is not a […]

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Audio of this morning’s media conference with Premier Peter Gutwein (0.00), Health Minister Sarah Courtney (2.45), Acting Director Public Health Scott McEwen (5.45) then questions.

A public health emergency has been declared in Tasmania.

This provides special powers for the Director of Public Health to deal with issues arising from coronavirus.

“This is not a response to an imminent threat,” said Premier Peter Gutwein as he announced the measure. “What this is is a gradual and steady increase in the proportional way we are dealing with this.” He clarified that it is not an overall state of emergency.

The Premier also announced possession of the new K-Block at Hobart Hospital and that steps were being taken to make it operational.

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