A mass text message campaign has been launched, with every Australian mobile phone receiving alerts from the Australian Government. These prompts aim to equip Australians with the steps they can take to protect themselves, their families and the whole community from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The first text message read:
Coronavirus Aus Gov msg: To stop the spread, stay 1.5m from others, follow rules on social gatherings, wash hands, stay home if sick. aus.gov.au