'We are cautiously optimistic': Greg Hunt on coronavirus numbers
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said the government is "cautiously optimistic" about the number of coronavirus cases in the country.
"I think this is an important development," Mr Hunt told 2GB's Deb Knight today.
"I can officially say today that we are cautiously optimistic, both in Victoria and in NSW.
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"We flattened the curve once, and now we have to do it in one state, once again."
Mr Hunt also said the re-emergence of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand shows that the world is still in the grips of a global pandemic.
"This is a global pandemic… and so it's a disease which is hidden. It can slide through asymptomatically," he said.
On whether masks should be made mandatory in NSW, the health minister said the government are led by medical advice, and they are recommended where people cannot social distance.
He also urged people to "keep safe to keep your grandparents safe".
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