Coronavirus Live Updates: US Authorities Announce Measures to Increase Health Care Worker Access to Respirators

The new coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, has spread to dozens of countries around the world.

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US Authorities Announce Measures to Increase Health Care Worker Access to Respirators

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on Monday measure to make more respirators, including certain N95s, available to health care workers.

In a statement, the FDA said that it has now approved respirators marked for use in industrial settings for use by health care professionals responding to patients infected with the novel coronavirus.

“The FDA and CDCs action to allow a wider range of respirators to be used in healthcare settings will help those on the front lines of this outbreak and their patients, which will keep all Americans safe,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

“President Trump has made it clear that protecting the American people is his top priority, and that includes taking every necessary step to ensure Americas healthcare providers have the tools they need.

“We will continue pursuing every possible avenue to secure the protective gear needed for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.”

Another Case Detected in Australia

A tenth coronavirus case in the Australian state in Queensland has been confirmed by state health authorities.

A 20-year-old male university student from China has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The man, who had travelled to Dubai for at least two weeks before entering Australia, is in a stable condition in isolation in the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital.

Queensland Health has confirmed he is a student.

He was living in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong with a male housemate, who is now being assessed for the disease.

A student accommodation business told AAP Chinese students are bypassing the China travel ban by spending two weeks in other countries before entering Australia.

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