Updated Community Advice on Novel Coronavirus (FED)

Wednesday, 29 January, 2020

UPDATED COMMUNITY ADVICE ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (FED)

The Australian Government is updating its advice to the Australian Community regarding the Novel Coronavirus, which is based on the latest medical advice. The updated advice to the Australian community follows new recommendations today from the Australian Government Chief Medical Officer on behalf of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC). The AHPPC has recommended that effective immediately.

1. People who have been in contact with confirmed novel coronavirus cases must be isolated in their home for 14 days following exposure.

2. Returned travellers who have been in Hubei Province of China must be isolated in their home for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province other than for seeking individual medical care.

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