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We are all afraid of getting ill – especially when it comes to new diseases we do not fully comprehend. As the novel corona virus quickly advanced to an issue of a global scale, countries around the globe are trying to contain the virus by restricting the free movement of people and goods. But how effective are these measures really? One answer to the global battle might be coming from Melbourne.

The Wire reporter Sebastian Wirth spoke with Professor William Rawlinson, a Senior Medical Virologist and the Director of Virology at the South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Health Service. Professor Rawlinson explains how effective he believes travel restrictions are, and how the virus is transmitted in the first place. Professor Rawlinson believes that the media play an important part in this equation as well.

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