Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the coronavirus outbreak has now entered a pandemic phase.
The Australian government will now initiate its emergency response plan.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) February 27, 2020
Addressing the public, Mr Morrison said there is “every indication” coronavirus will become a pandemic and the risk to Australia is “very much upon us”.
“I want to stress that these actions are being taken in an abundance of caution,” said Mr Morrison.