‘We’re about 4 or 5 weeks behind where we need to be’
The President of the WA Australian Medical Association believes we’re around four weeks behind where we should be – in terms of preparing for the spread of coronavirus.
Italy has moved to lock down its population as the number of confirmed cases of COVID19 increases to more than nine thousand – with more than 460 deaths.
Here in Perth, people were seen lining up outside the clinics at Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner and Fiona Stanley hospitals when they opened for the first time at 8am.
Clinics will be opened in regional WA when necessary.
AMA WA’s Dr Andrew Miller told Gareth Parker on Mornings we need to learn from other countries and work faster to contain the spread.
(Pic: Patients waiting to be tested at COVID-19 clinic at Royal Perth Hospital)
COVID-19 | @drajm tells @G_Parker Australia is on a similar trajectory to Italy given they have a similar health system to ours and like us possibly their response has been delayed by bureaucracy. pic.twitter.com/F9BBGQuhtb
— News Talk 6PR 882 (@6PR) March 10, 2020
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