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Defence COVID-19 Rapid Response Group

16 April 2020
Media Release

A new Defence-led Rapid Response Group has been established to help increase domestic stocks of invasive ventilators, as part of Australia's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Response Group will do further work investigating how to upgrade non-invasive ventilators to work as invasive ventilators, as well as how to re-purpose other suitable medical machines to be used as invasive ventilators.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Morrison Government is using all the tools at its disposal to respond to COVID-19 and the need for critical medical equipment.

Read the full Media Release on the Department of Defence website.


Nicky Hamer (Minister Reynolds' Office): +61 437 989 927
Keegan Buzza (Minister Andrews' Office): +61 447 697 846
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