CMO says not enough known to provide 12-month strategy on relaxing restrictions | ABC News

Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy says not enough is known about COVID-19 to provide a 12-month strategy on relaxing restrictions. Professor Murphy update provided an update about the coronavirus response after today’s National Cabinet meeting.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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