SITREP for 20 Mar 2020

Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation Updates

WHO SITREP – 59


Seven new countries/territories/areas (African Region [3], Eastern
Mediterranean Region [1], European Region [1], and Region of the Americas [2]) have reported cases of COVID-19.

Source: WHO Sitrep – 59

Truck Curfews Lifted


NSW has joined Victoria in lifting truck curfews, allowing supermarkets to receive deliveries 24 hours a day.

Source: news.com.au

South Africa declares national state of disaster


South Africa’s President Ramaphosa announced that the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a national state of disaster.
Source: South African Govt

Tasmania (Australia) imposes 14 day self-isolation for arrivals


From midnight, Friday 20 March, all non-essential travellers departing for Tasmania will be quired to quarantine for 14 days. This will not apply to essential travellers such as health workers, emergency workers, defence personnel, air and ship crews etc.

Source: Tas Govt

APRA sacrifices buffers for SMEs, CBA slashes business rates


The prudential regulator has called on banks to deploy some of their large equity capital buffers towards new lending to support borrowers struggling through the COVID-19 crisis, joining the Reserve Bank and Treasury in unprecedented emergency regulatory action aimed at fending off economic shocks.

Source: AFR

International Health Organisation Updates

NEW ZEALAND
Eight new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand have been confirmed today, bringing the total number of cases to 28.

As with the cases confirmed yesterday, these new cases are all related to overseas travel. That’s an important point as it means there is no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand at this point.

Source: NZ MInistry of Health

JAPAN
As of 19 March 12pm (JST) 805 cases have been confirmed in Japan.

Japan have published a map of cases by prefecture located here
Source: Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare (Asia)

SINGAPORE
As of 19 March 2020, 12pm (SST), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 24 imported and eight local cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore.

Source: Singapore MOH

INDIA
Total number of Active COVID 2019 cases across India: 149

Source: Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

ITALY
Update as of 6pm (CEST) 19 March.
The total number of positive cases in Italy is 33,190

The link below provides a break down by province.

Source: Protezione Civile

SOUTH AFRICA
As of 19 March 2020 6 pm (SAST), the NICD confirms 34 new COVID-19 cases bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 150 people, the majority of whom are based in Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces respectively.
Source: South African Institute for Communicable Diseases

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

As of 19 March 6pm (AEST) the CDC is reporting:

  • Total cases: 10,442
  • Total deaths: 150
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

Source: US Centre for Disease Control

National and
State Government Health Updates (Australia)

VIC DEPT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

No update from DHHS overnight. As of 18 March there are 121 cases of Covid-19 in Victoria

Source: VIC DHHS

NSW GOVT HEALTH
As at 6pm (AEST) yesterday, an additional 40 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since our last update at 11am, March 18, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 307.
Source: NSW Govt Health

QLD HEALTH
Queensland has 55 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 144.
Source: QLD Health

TASMANIAN DEPT OF HEALTH
The total of cases in Tasmania remains at 10.
Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health

SA HEALTH
As of 6am (AEST) this morning, five people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 42 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Source: SA Health

WA HEALTH
The Department of Health has reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 overnight, bringing the State’s total to 52.
Source: WA Health

NT HEALTH
There are no cases of COVID-19 currently in the NT
Source: NT Health

ACT HEALTH
The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, has advised that a fourth case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the ACT.
Source: ACT Health

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