Public health alert – COVID-19

In Central Queensland, News, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay by Jasmin Midgley

Summary

  • 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.
  • On 26 February 2020 the Commonwealth updated advice on testing of persons under investigation for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
    It is recommended that clinicians should consider testing people with a clinically compatible illness who travelled to any of the following countries (excluding transit through an airport in these countries) in the 14 days before onset of symptoms:
    •Hong Kong
    •Indonesia
    •Iran
    •Italy
    •Japan
    •Singapore
    •South Korea
    •Thailand.

Read the public health alert in full here.