Coronavirus in Australia and New Zealand

Bug Control want to give you a one-stop shop for actionable, reliable information for the developing novel coronavirus threat. This page is being regularly updated with information from authoritative sources to help you stay equipped and on the bleeding edge of prevention, management and treatment.

Novel Coronavirus Developments

30 January: WHO declares the novel coronavirus a global emergency, reversing an earlier decision from the 22nd of January.

29 January: Education departments in Australia and New Zealand release information for students returning to school.

29 January: Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy, reports that the novel coronavirus is contagious before symptoms show.

29 January: The CDC update their coronovirus information, including their checklist for healthcare staff.

29 January: The Independent reports confirmed cases in patients who had not visited Wuhan.

28 January: Bug Control’s Gilian Graham wrote about the novel coronavirus. It covers what the virus is, how it’s spreading and what measures should be put in place if you have a suspected case.

27 January: The World Health Organization tweetsThe total number of confirmed cases of the 2019 novel #coronavirus reported from mainland China to date is 2,744. This includes 461 severe cases and 80 people who have died.