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The chief health officer, Brendan Murphy, says part of Australia’s planning is setting up dedicated primary care clinics to try to get people who get infection to isolate at home and delay the spread.

He said it’s significant that children seem to be less affected by this virus on the evidence so far.

One of the surprising features about this is how few children seem to have been identified as infected. That is very unusual compared to, say, influenza. We don’t know whether children are getting the disease but also mild they are…

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