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Australia Four tests for coronavirus in Qld negative

22:15  27 january  2020
22:15  27 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Brisbane man being tested for coronavirus

  Brisbane man being tested for coronavirus A man is in isolation in his Brisbane home as Queensland Health authorities run tests on whether he is carrying a new strain for coronavirus.  The man was showing symptoms of the SARS-like illness and had recently returned from Wuhan in China, where the outbreak began. Authorities said there was no cause for alarm. Queensland's Chief Medical Officer Dr Jeanette Young said "we've got one gentleman that we're following at the moment who has travelled to Wuhan and has developed a respiratory illness". "He is recovering at home.

Passengers arrive at Sydney International Airport. © Don Arnold/Getty Images Passengers arrive at Sydney International Airport. Tests on four people suspected of carrying the deadly coronavirus in Queensland have all come back negative.

The state's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said Queensland remains free of 2019-nCoV cases, so far, after the tests were done on Monday.

Nationally, there are five confirmed cases: four in New South Wales and one in Victoria.

The disease began in the central China city of Wuhan in December last year and has killed at least 81 people, and infected more than 2750 globally, most of them in China.

Australian authorities are urging anyone who has developed a fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of travel to China should see their GP immediately.

Brisbane man tested for coronavirus released from isolation

  Brisbane man tested for coronavirus released from isolation The first case of the potentially deadly Coronavirus has been diagnosed in the US, as the Australian Government ups its travel advice to China.It comes as the first case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in the US, as planes arriving to Sydney from the Wuhan area in China will begin being screened this morning.

People are also being told to call ahead and advise the clinic of their symptoms so precautions can be taken.

Pictures: Coronavirus outbreak

a group of people wearing costumes: Medical staff transfer a patient at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 20, 2020. The death toll from a mysterious flu-like virus in China climbed to six as new cases surged beyond 300 and authorities fretted about the added risk from millions of Chinese traveling for the Lunar New Year holiday. REUTERS/Stringer

Victorian infected with coronavirus out of hospital .
One of the four Victorians who was confirmed as having the novel coronavirus has been discharged from hospital. Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has confirmed the person was released from the Royal Melbourne Hospital yesterday, after testing negative for the virus three times.The person will spend five days isolated at home before completing another test, which if negative, will allow them to move freely in the community once more.© EPA/AAP Two people remain in Victorian hospitals with coronavirus.

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