Australia to provide telehealth services to people under coronavirus isolation

The Australian Federal Government announced that it will allow doctors, nurses, and mental health practitioners to provide telehealth services such as video conferencing during the coronavirus pandemic. The services enable people who undergo self-isolation or quarantine to access health services from their homes. The eligible population to benefit from telehealth services includes people aged over 70, Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people aged over 50, people with chronic health conditions or who are immunocompromised, parents with newborns, and pregnant women.