Tasmania still has not had any positive results from coronavirus testing and remains well prepared, the state government says.
On Thursday Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Commonwealth Government commenced implementation of its emergency response plan for the coronavirus.
The federal government has now moved ahead of the World Health Organisation and is effectively operating on the basis of a pandemic.
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The plan includes preparations for extra controls at airports and ports, further quarantine measures and detailing how schools should react to any widespread outbreak.
Australia's travel ban on people coming from China will also be extended for another week.
However, the state government said Tasmania is well-prepared.
"Heads of Agencies continue to meet regularly to discuss plans so that if a pandemic is declared by the WHO Tasmania is positioned strongly to respond," they said.
The Australian Government Department of Health has developed some important advice on coronavirus, which is available at the following link: https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov. Information is updated frequently.
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