Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a state memorial honouring victims of the Australian bushfires at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia, February 23, 2020.
"We have a strong, stable financial base to address this, but we can't kid ourselves that the impact of the coronavirus globally, here in Australia, is not going to be significant", Mr Morrison said.
Coronavius has infected about 80,000 people worldwide and killed more than 2,700, the vast majority in China.
Morrison said the virus was having a "very real" impact on the current quarter, but reiterated that the government wouldn't deploy a fiscal-type response to shore up the economy.
But if the virus does start to spread in Australia, "we won't be dragging people off" like China has done.
"We need to take the steps necessary to prepare for such a pandemic".
Freaky cousin of jellyfish doesn't breathe oxygen
They found that the parasite doesn't have mitochondria, the biological machinery cells use for breaking oxygen into energy. Life started to develop the ability to metabolise oxygen - that is, respirate - sometime over 1.45 billion years ago .
State and federal health ministers are meeting today to discuss emergency plans, including sweeping powers for governments if an outbreak occurs.
Hunt is working closely with his state counterparts to make sure there are stockpiles of medicines and protective equipment for hospitals and border agents and that supply chains are protected.
Overnight on Thursday the World Health Organisation said the coronavirus outbreak, which began in China's Hubei province in December, had reached a "decisive point" and urged countries to redouble efforts to contain its spread.
There has been no community transmission of the virus in Australia. A further eight people remain in hospital after they were found to have contracted the coronavirus following evacuation from a cruise ship in Japan.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that there is no need for the citizens to avoid public gatherings in the country amid threat of coronavirus epidemic.
The ban has prevented thousands of visitors and students from travelling to Australia - significantly damaging Australia's important tourism and education sectors.
"You can still go to the football, you can still go to the cricket, you can still go and play with your friends down the street, you can go off to the concert, and you can go out for a Chinese meal", he added.
Doval said he is visiting the affected areas as per the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. Kejriwal, who visited the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, earlier pleaded for the "madness to stop", according to PTI.
Trailing 40-19 late in the first half, the Scarlet Knights tied the game at 62 with 1:32 left in the game on Geo Baker's layup. Rutgers is expected to give a two-year contract extension for coach Steve Pikiell, according to NJ Advance Media .
Of the new cases, 383 were in the epicenter of the city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged in December. According to Politico , South Korea has reported 21 cases of the virus among its military personnel.
California officials have been preparing for the possibility that community spread of the virus might first surface there. All of the 60 other cases in the us had traveled from overseas or had been in close contact with those who traveled.
Although Curry has made it known he is aiming for a March 1 return, head coach Steve Kerr says that's not set in stone. Stephen Curry injured himself after playing only four games in the National Basketball Association 2019-20 season.
People following the Democratic Party process for choosing its presidential nominee will watch the events of March 3 closely. And he's built his long career on personal relationships - relationships with fellow Democrats, but also with Republicans.
Il a été testé positif au coronavirus et était dans un état gravissime. "On est vraiment au bout". Ça s'est joué à rien. Il s'est rapidement fait interpeller par un médecin, sur la crise de l'hôpital et la casse de la santé.
The answer is simple for me, ALL OF US. "We recognize that he was doing the work that others do not want or simply can not do". But Kobe and his father were said to have to reconciled in 2005 when Joe joined the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks as a coach.
Babysitter accused of shooting nephew while taking selfie
A 10-year-old boy in Texas is recovering after he was accidentally shot by his babysitter when she was taking selfies with a gun. Instead, the gun fired, wounding her nephew in the abdomen. 'Very tragic situation, we see this quite a bit, ' he told Fox 26 .