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Schools would be closed and mass public gatherings would be banned if the [/news/coronavirus/index.html coronavirus] escalated into a pandemic, infectious diseases experts say.
Instead of commuting, Australians would also be made to work from home.
Hospitals would also struggle to cope with an influx of patients - with modelling predicting a massive shortfall of 'coronavirus beds'.
In a worst-case scenario, Professor Raina MacIntyre - the head of biosecurity at the University of New South Wales's Kirby Institute - said that mass gatherings like sporting events and concerts would be banned as children stayed home from school.
Health experts are bracing for a scenario where up to 50 per cent of Australians get infected with the disease.
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Schools would be closed and mass public gatherings would be banned if the coronavirus escalated into a pandemic, footballncrickethub.hpage.com infectious diseases experts say
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