Tips for protection against coronavirus

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conducted a third meeting with the disaster management committee, following two confirmed cases of coronavirus in the state.

The 44 year old man and 42 year old woman from Hubei Province were recovering in a stable condition in Gold Coast University Hospital, with seven others in their party remaining in quarantine.

More than 200 others have been tested in Queensland with no further positive results.

There were no confirmed cases as of January 25 in Western Australia, however various media reports stated that two Citic Pacific mining workers were in isolation after returning from China.

“Everyone should continue their normal daily routines except for a small portion of the community recently returned or arriving from China,” Palaszczuk said.

“Those people need to be self-quarantined.”

Queensland will urge federal counterparts to stop flights arriving from China.

Tips about coronavirus (source: the Queensland Government):

  • Novel coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.
  • We’re advising people to stay one metre away from people coughing or sneezing.
  • Anyone who has had more than 15 minutes face-to-face contact or more than two hours contact in an enclosed space with a confirmed case of coronavirus case must self-isolate for 14 days following exposure.
  • Anyone who has visited Hubei Province of China needs to self-isolate for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province.
  • Self-isolation means staying at home and not accepting visitors.