Reader Sue Davies sent a report from Australia on how they’re handling the pandemic, and gave me permission to post it. While much of her information comes from two sites (a Guardian Australia site and an Aussie federal government site), the summary and words are her own, and I’ve indented them:
I thought you might like to know how we in Australia are handling the crisis.
The Prime Minister has set up a “National Cabinet” made up of Premiers and Chief Health Officers of all six states and the Northern Territory. This meets daily to make decisions affecting the whole country. All the states are implementing the same laws to ensure that the response is the same everywhere.
Presently the rules are these:
1). No more than two people can congregate outside at any one time (excluding family members). There are stiff on-the-spot fines ($1600) for people caught flouting…
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