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The Latest On Coronavirus In Qld

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There are no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Queensland.

Tests were conducted on six people in Queensland on Sunday.  All were negative.

Nationally, there are four confirmed cases – three in New South Wales and one in Victoria.

A fifth case is expected to be confirmed on Monday, after a person returned a positive result during preliminary testing in NSW.  They will undergo further tests.  

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said staff were contacting four people in Queensland who were on the same flight as the Victorian patient who tested positive.

Contact tracing was also underway in relation to the NSW patients.

“If these people are unwell, we will assess them for coronavirus,” Dr Young said.

Anyone who has developed a fever or respiratory symptoms within 14 days of travel to China (particularly Wuhan), should see their GP immediately. People are urged to call ahead and advise the clinic of their symptoms so precautions can be taken.

For information on coronavirus, contact 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

By Michelle Brewer