COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) – latest updates

Australia is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

Latest updates

Queensland Health update 26 February – Iran, Italy and South Korea have been added to the list of countries for which clinicians should consider testing of people with a clinically compatible illness, and history of travel. Read the public health alert here.

As of 26 February, the interim CDNA guidelines have also been updated here.

The Department of Health website is regularly being updated with the latest news, alerts and resources.
Please visit the website for the most current information.


Information and resources

Find previous PHN public health alerts here


This page was last updated at 3.38pm on 26 February 2020.