ACT Health has started running a large-scale test today to see how ready it is for a flu pandemic.
Over the next few days, the arrival and containment of a new flu strain will be tested.
The organisers say they’re not expecting a pandemic, but want to see how ready they are for one.
ACT Health’s chief health officer Dr Paul Dugdale is stressing that these are exercises only and not a real event.
The Canberra Hospital and several cabinet ministers are apparently taking an “active part” in the simulation.