SITREP for 25 Mar 2020

Author: James Sharp – Client Success & Community Manager

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation Updates


372 757 confirmed (39 827 new)
16 231 deaths (1722 new)

WHO Global Risk Assessment: Very High

Source: WHO Sitrep – 64

The Prime Minister has announced Australians will be banned from travelling overseas

Overseas travel will now be banned under biosecurity powers, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Exceptions could include people in aid work, compassionate travel or essential travel for employment.

Source: ABC news

A nationwide crackdown on social gatherings will be expanded in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

From midnight Wednesday, these activities and businesses will no longer be allowed to continue:

Amusement parks and arcades
Indoor and outdoor play centres
Community and recreation centres, health clubs, fitness centres, yoga, barre, spin facilities, saunas, wellness centres
Public swimming pools
Galleries, museums, national institutions, historic sites, libraries, community centres
Auction houses
Real estate auctions and open house inspections
In-store beauty therapy, tanning, waxing, nail salons and tattoo parlours, spa and massage parlours (excluding allied-health-related services, like physiotherapy)
Food courts within shopping centres will only be able to sell takeaway. Shopping centres themselves will remain open

Mr Morrison also addressed specifics around a number of other activities:

Hairdressers and barber shops can continue, but a customer must not be on the premises longer than 30 minutes
Personal training and boot camps are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Weddings can continue, but only with the couple, the celebrant, and witnesses — totalling a maximum of five people
Funerals are limited to a maximum of 10 people
Outdoor and indoor food markets will be addressed by individual states and territories.

Source: ABC News

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year

The 2020 Olympic Games will be postponed by one year because of coronavirus, says International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound.


NSW passes flexible long service leave changes to help employees and businesses.

Amendments to the Long Services Leave Act 1955 will allow employees to take leave in shorter blocks, such as one day a week, and without the traditional one-month notice period, by agreement with their employer.

Source: AFR

International Health Organisation Updates

There are 40 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand as at 10 am this morning.

Source: NZ MInistry of Health

As of this morning, 1,128 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)

As of 24 March 2020, 12pm [SST], the Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed and verified an additional 32 imported and 17 local cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore. Taking the countries total to 401.

Source: Singapore MOH

As of 6pm [IST] 23 Mar there are 469 active COVID 2019 cases in India.

Source: Indian Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

There are 54030 cases in Italy as at 6 pm [CEST] on 24 March.

The link below provides a break down by province.

Source: Protezione Civile

The NICD, as of 23 March 2020, confirms 34 new additional cases that have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 274. Of the 274 cases, 208 (76%) have a history of travel from an area where COVID-19 is circulating. The majority of those without international travel history have had recent contact with persons who have travelled internationally.
Source: South African Institute for Communicable Diseases


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

Total cases: 44,183
Total deaths: 544
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)


As of 1830hrs 24 March 2020, Victoria has 411 total confirmed cases, and no deaths.

Source: VIC DHHS

Monday 24 March 2020, an additional 149 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 22 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 818.
Source: NSW Govt Health

Queensland has 78 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) raising the state total to 397.
Source: QLD Health

Tasmania has today confirmed eight more cases of coronavirus.
This brings the State’s tally to 36.
Source: Tasmanian Dept of Health

Thirty-six people in South Australia have today tested positive for COVID-19. There have now been a total of 170 confirmed cases in South Australia.
Source: SA Health

As of 24 March 2020, there are 175 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in WA.
To date, 10,353 Western Australians tested for COVID-19 in WA have returned a negative result.
WA borders closed at 13:30 24 March 2020. Interstate arrivals are now required to self-isolate for 14 days, and the border controls apply to all road, air, rail and sea access points. Exceptions apply
for essential services and workers. Please see details Self-Isolation Following Interstate Travel Direction
Source: WA Health

An additional case was identified overnight taking the total in the NT to 6.
Source: NT Health

There are 7 new confirmed cases in the ACT of COVID-19, bringing the ACT’s total to 39.
Source: ACT Health

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