Corona Virus Update : Health authorities will establish up to 100 “pop-up” clinics, 75 patients a day.
Free telehealth services and pop-up testing clinics will be set up as part of the federal government’s $2.4 billion health response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The government released the details of its health package on Tuesday night, and promised further measures are on the way.
From Friday, Australians will be able to bulk-bill phone hook-ups with GPs to diagnose coronavirus symptoms.
Health authorities would also establish up to 100 “pop-up” clinics, with each expected to handle 75 patients a day.
The government hopes the clinics will divert people with coronavirus away from hospitals and two of the country’s peak medical bodies will help identify suitable locations.
Australia’s Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy confirmed there had been 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia, but more than half of those people had been cleared.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said it was unlikely people could be infected twice.