National Covid Coordination Commission to connect public and private sectors
25 March 2020, Written by David Simmons体育在线365
A new commission established today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison will seek to connect the public and corporate sectors in Australia to help manage the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
体育在线365 Headed up by Neville Power (pictured), the former CEO of Fortescue Metals Group and current chairman of Perth Airport and the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia, the National Covid Coordination Commission will advise the Government on how Australia's companies can assist the public sector's effort in a variety of ways.
The board of the Commission includes:
"Whether it's ensuring we get food to supermarkets, and ensure the supply lines remain open there and the trucks can rollout when they need to rollout...these are the many challenges that we need to face," says PM Morrison.
Elective surgeries cancelled
体育在线365 The Prime Minister's National Cabinet has also decided today that from Midnight 25th March all elective surgeries will be suspended in public and private hospitals.
Category one elective surgeries and urgent category two elective surgeries will be exempt from the suspension.
体育在线365 "The cancellation of elective surgery will allow for the preservation of resources including personal protective equipment and allow health services provided to the public to prepare for their role for the Covid-19 outbreak," says PM Morrison.
Updated at 12:38am AEDT on 25 March 2020.
Author: David Simmons