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WELLINGTON, Aprillo. The Hon. G. W. Russell made the ' following statement -to-day with, regard to the epidi-mie..precautions: . All information received'from Australia indicates that the epidemic in that country is gradually assuming more formidable proportions. In consequence of this, the Chief. Health Officer has recommended that all shipping from Australian ports to New Zealand should be entirely prohibited, and this recommendation lias been approved by me. I regret that this course has become necessary, but, in in% opinion, it is one safeguard that can be employed at the present time. Almost every' Vessel now arriving in the Dominion from Austra- "■» lia shows the necessity for precautions, and* until matters assume a safer stage - in Australia no other course, it appears* to me, is open to New Zealand but to ..take the action that is now taken.

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SHIPS FROM AUSTRALIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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SHIPS FROM AUSTRALIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9587, 15 April 1919

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