Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The acting Chief Medical Officer, Paul Kelly, has outlined the “three weapons” being used in Victoria to tackle the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
Referring to the previous outbreak experienced in Tasmania, Professor Kelly said authorities learned “going hard and going quickly was important”. He said that they are looked at the three main weapons that we have, really, to fight this virus, in the absence of a vaccine, in the absence of universally effective treatment.
And what are they? That’s the test, trace, and isolate component, which is being done, was done in north-western Tasmania, continues now to be done in Victoria.
It comes as Victorian recorded 73 new coronavirus cases overnight, with Premier Daniel Andrews warning the fight against COVID-19 won’t be over “for a long time”.