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Australia confirms first community transmissions of coronavirus

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison


Sydney – Australian Health Officials has confirmed that a woman and a male doctor have contracted coronavirus, becoming the first case of community transmissions in the country.

New South Wales state Minister for Health Brad Hazzard on Monday said a 31-year old doctor had been tested positive for coronavirus, “though it is not clear whom he contracted the virus from”.

The state government said a 41-year woman was tested after her brother returned to Australia from Iran.

While Australia has moved to stop the spread of the virus by restricting entry to the country for some nationalities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said recently a global pandemic was likely.


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