Canberra coronavirus preparation: chief health officer says to be prepared, but don't stockpile

Julia Kanapathippillai
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Julia Kanapathippillai, and Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:16pm, first published August 3 2020 - 6:24am
ACT Chief Health Officer Kerryn Coleman says masks aren't necessary yet, but urges Canberrans to prepare. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The ACT's chief health officer is encouraging Canberrans to maintain a supply of masks, soap and sanitiser in case there is a fresh COVID-19 outbreak in the territory, but has urged people not to start stockpiling.

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Julia Kanapathippillai

I like writing fascinating stories about Canberra. If you have a tip or a story email julia.k@austcommunitymedia.com.au

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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