ACT Health Defends Public Health Advice


ACT Health is defending its decision not to re-introduce mask mandates across the Territory, despite warnings daily case numbers could triple in the coming weeks.

New infection rates have also been reduced, with a person previously infected with Covid advised to get tested if they have symptoms more than 28 days after a previous infection.

Covid Group Manager Robyn Walker says its not fair to compare the current situation to the start of the pandemic.

“If we come forward 18 months we have a highly vaccinated population,” Ms Walker said.

“We do have widespread infection, because of a disease that continually changes and mutates into different variants, so Canberra did everything right until we had the opportunity to get people vaccinated.”

The Health Department is urging Canberrans to assess their own risk, and take steps to reduce potential exposure to the virus.


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