Coronavirus outbreak: Australian government made 'emergency' purchase of thermometers in case they were needed for border

Katie Burgess
By Katie Burgess
Updated February 29 2020 - 7:01am, first published February 28 2020 - 6:36am
There are no plans for temperature testing at airports, even though the Health Department made "emergency" purchases of thermometers. Picture: Rohan Thomson

The Morrison government urgently purchased nearly $150,000 worth of thermometers at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in case they had to be deployed at the borders.

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Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess

Federal politics reporter