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Australia’s ABC News is reporting that the dispatch system of the NSW Ambulance Service has been infected with a computer virus.

As a result, according to the radio news report at midday on Sunday 13 February, emergency calls are being serviced by a manual system while staff work to clear the virus and return the ten-year-old dispatch system to service.

A report by AAP said the virus had first been detected at 1pm on Saturday. A day later, general manager of operations Mike Willis was unable to say how long it would take for the system to return to service. However, he said that emergency calls had not been delayed as far as he knew. ®

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