A message from the Australian PM on why social distancing matters

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Australian Prime Minister issued a tweet explaining in simple terms why social distancing in the coronavirus pandemic is of outmost importance.

The strident government’s message about social distancing to stop the spread of the virus in Australia isn’t making an impact and continues to “fall on deaf ears”.

New measures by Prime Minister Scott Morrison include banning all non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people.

Additionally, government officials and health authorities have been urging Australians to observe social distancing by staying at least 1.5 metres apart.

Australian Deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly said while the prevailing belief was younger people were immune to contracting the virus, this wasn’t the reality.

“While we have seen across the world people getting this very severe infection, the 20 per cent who get it are mostly older people, but some young people have also had severe infection,” he said.

“Some young people have died and some young people have transmitted that infection to other members of their family.

“This is an important message for everybody, including all components of society, to take this message very seriously.”

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