Officials are urging the public to stay away from the offices of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Sydney as coronavirus cases have spiked.
The ATSB is the regulator for the financial services industry and has been facing calls for its offices to be evacuated in a bid to prevent the spread of coronaviruses.
The ATSBs offices in the CBD are the largest in Australia and home to some of the world’s biggest banks, the biggest technology firms and some of Australia’s biggest retailers.
Some people who live in the building have complained of a “toxic atmosphere” as a result of coronivirus.
But Ms Gillard’s office has confirmed it is being evacuated.
“It’s being evacuated because of coronovirus,” she told Sky News.
Ms Gillard said the Australian Government had decided to evacuate its offices and that it would provide the public with more information about the situation.
She said the Government was making decisions based on a number of factors including the risk of spreading the virus.
As of Tuesday, the Australian Capital Territory has reported more than 7,300 cases of coronvirus, the highest number recorded outside of New Zealand.
It’s also the second highest number of coronas in the country.
In Victoria, more than 1,000 people have been admitted to hospitals with coronaviral disease and more than 5,000 have been referred for treatment.
On Tuesday, Ms Gillards office tweeted that it was being evacuated, which was followed by an earlier tweet saying that the building was being cleaned.
Australia’s COVID outbreak has been spreading faster than it was expected, and coronavirs have become more deadly.
Many people who contracted the virus were found to have been living in the same house, and many people who had contracted the coronavariasis in the past had moved away, said Dr David Risbey, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Melbourne.
Risks and challenges for coronavoresIn a report published last month, Professor Risbridge said that while coronavire was becoming more common, it was also becoming more difficult to detect.
Professor Risbridy said the coronoviral virus was becoming increasingly transmissible and was becoming a threat to the global community.
He said that the coronviral pandemic was making people increasingly vulnerable to becoming infected.
Mr Risborne said the pandemic had been a challenge for the ATSBS, which has been trying to ensure its office environment was safe.
“(I) can’t say that this has been particularly easy, but we’ve been very lucky,” he said.
Dr Riswick said the situation could change if there were a significant increase in the number of people contracting coronavars.
(The) office of the ATC was very fortunate to have a highly effective infection control system that was fully up and running and very well organised,” he added.
Australian PM to lead call for office evacuationsThe Prime Minister has asked the public for its help in helping the ABS and the AUSTD evacuate their offices.
ABC/APTopics:health,disasters-and-accidents,health-policy,community-and -society,australiaFirst posted November 02, 2018 16:53:51