Coronavirus: At a glance - 20 March

Sickness could see 30% fall in Australia's health workforce, COPD patients at high risk of severe infection and Adelaide to open two more hospitals

Sick staff could see health workforce down 30% 

Hospital staff

A top doctor is warning Australia's health workforce could face up to a 30% drop as workers call in sick.

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone made his comments after the Federal Government announced visa relaxations for 20,000 student nurses as part of a swathe of measures to fight coronavirus.

Dr Bartone said the student nurse announcement was about increasing the health system's