CMO updates Australia’s COVID-19 cases, warns travellers to quarantine, March 27, 2020 | ABC News

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  • Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says he is “worried” about the growth in coronavirus cases in Australia however, isolating return travellers will be vital to flattening the curve.

    He reports there are just over 3,000 cases in Australia as of March 27, 2020, with a substantial number of new cases from return travellers.

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    0:38- Mr Murphy gives information on the number of cases transmitted by return travellers
    1:25- Information about community transmission, particularly in some pockets of Sydney

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