Updated COVID-19 Condition in Australia

Authors

  • Ke-Yan Loo
  • Vengadesh Letchumanan
  • Loh Teng-Hern Tan
  • Jodi Woan Fei Law

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36877/pmmb.a0000250

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has had detrimental effects on the lives of citizens worldwide in the past two years. The highly infectious respiratory disease discovered in late 2019 was a public health emergency that prompted the rapid development of vaccines to prevent the further spread of the virus. In late 2020, vaccines were finally ready to be distributed globally to reduce the severity of the disease and fatalities. The early stages of the pandemic were crucial as detecting the virus earlier on was a critical step in protecting the community from the coronavirus. In Australia, the local government quickly closed national borders, implemented lockdowns and restrictions, increased testing within the community, established mask mandates and developed vaccination programs. The strategies used by the Australian government have proven to be effective and efficient in managing outbreaks amidst the pandemic. The authorities were able to control the virus spread and maintained a low fatality rate within the country.

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2021-12-16

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