In preparation for an emerging COVID-19 pandemic, Victoria’s health system has a new plan to manage more cases and the growing risk of an outbreak in Victoria.
Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos joined Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Professor Brett Sutton yesterday to release the COVID-19 Pandemic Plan for the Victorian Health Sector.
“This is the time to plan and prepare. And that’s exactly what we’re doing,” said the Premier.
Victoria has a world-class health system that is well-prepared to deal with an outbreak. But with successful measures reducing the impact of COVID-19 in other parts of the world, Victoria must learn from this and act early and decisively in limiting the spread of the disease. Reducing the peak of cases is vital to maintaining the overall capacity of our health system.