Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the latest coronavirus outbreak in the city of Melbourne is “particularly serious” but added that it is “not surprising and that’s why we need to continue to focus on our effort and work together.”
“We will prevail and we will get on top of it, and we will protect the rest of the country,” the Prime Minister said at a press conference Wednesday.
As Melbourne prepares to go into lockdown from midnight Wednesday, Morrison said, “We’re all Melbournians now when it comes to the challenges we face.”
More than 800 federal public servants are helping with the door-to-door health effort in the state of Victoria, he announced.
Morrison said he will be taking a proposal to the National Cabinet to reduce the number of international flights arriving in the country.