Dr Norman Swan: ‘We’ve got to get back to a normalised healthcare system’ | ABC News

The National Cabinet will today consider lifting the ban on elective surgery and IVF procedures.

There’s also been encouraging signs in some states that physical distancing measures are working with the numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 stabilising or even falling.

So should Australia be following New Zealand which is easing some restrictions from next week?

Appearing on News Breakfast, he says Australia could see “a burst of late diagnosis of cancer later in the year” because people aren’t currently seeking treatment.

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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)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • Hong Kong locks down amid surge in COVID-19 cases
  • In This Story: New Zealand

    New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres.

    4 Recent Items: New Zealand

  • New Zealand probes likely local COVID-19 case
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  • Coronavirus: New Zealand probe finds 1st suspected case of community transmission in months
  • American billionaire throws cash behind Team New Zealand
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