Amid growing fears surrounding the new coronavirus, the Australian bushfires have taken somewhat of a backseat in the global consciousness. It’s important to remember, however, that Australia’s natural disaster isn’t over. In fact, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is currently on extremely high alert.
On Friday, Chief Minister Andrew Barr told reporters, “The ACT is now facing the worst bushfire threat since the devastating fires of 2003. There’s now no higher priority for the ACT government at this time than the bushfire threat.”