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Australia ACT records seven new cases of COVID-19 as passengers on bus urged to self-isolate

05:10  24 march  2020
05:10  24 march  2020 Source:   abc.net.au

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The ACT 's public transport network will continue to operate with some modifications, but passengers on one bus service last week are being asked to self - isolate , after an infected person rode on it.

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a green bus driving down a street: The infected person caught the 31 bus from Dickson to Kaleen at 3:50pm on March 17. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) © Provided by ABC NEWS The infected person caught the 31 bus from Dickson to Kaleen at 3:50pm on March 17. (ABC Radio Canberra: Hannah Walmsley) Passengers on a Canberra bus that went from Dickson to Kaleen last week are being urged to self-isolate, amid concerns they may have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The person who caught the number 31 bus from Dickson to Kaleen at 3:50pm on March 17 was a previously confirmed case, but authorities have today urged anyone who was on that bus, which was scheduled for 3:33pm but ran late, to quarantine themselves.

Seven new cases have been confirmed in the ACT today —two men and five women, aged between 21 and 75.

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PM Scott Morrison orders 14 days self -quarantine for anyone entering Australia from midnight. Australia has reported nearly 250 confirmed cases , with three deaths. He urged people to practise more "social distancing", including not shaking hands. Media captionWays to protect yourself from Covid - 19 .

There are now a total of 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canberra.

Announcing the changes, the ACT Government said the normal public transport network would continue operating for the time being, but some precautionary measures would be put in place.

The changes include banning the use of cash, only allowing entry and exit via rear bus doors, and keeping front bus seats clear, in order to minimise public contact with drivers.

More to come.

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