Government bans travel from Iran to Australia

01 Mars, 2020, 02:37 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
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Health Minister Steven Miles said Queensland Health would be contacting customers of Hair Plus who had appointments at the salon on Thursday, February 27, and may have been in close contact with the woman.

Queensland's chief medical officer Dr Jeannette Young said the woman had done everything perfectly.

"Because as soon as she had her first symptom, and she is a highly intelligent, very sensitive lady, she spoke to her manager and she went home and she went to Gold Coast University hospital to get tested", Young said.

"She saw a number of clients each for brief interactions, so we believe the risk is incredibly low", Dr Young said.

"If you went to Australia Fair but did not go to that particular hair salon on Thursday, there is no need for concern, but if you would like any advice please ring 13HEALTH".

Health Minister Steven Miles said extra fever clinics have been established to help manage demand for testing.

'Travellers from Iran should be particularly vigilant for symptoms as there has been a rapid increase in COVID-19 activity there in recent days, ' Dr Chant said in a statement on Sunday.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young who is calling on Queensland travellers to seek immediate medical advice if they fall ill within 14 days of returning home

This undated handout picture courtesy of the British Health Protection Agency shows the coronavirus seen under an electron microscope.

There have now been nine people in Queensland with COVID-19 including the three people from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.

The woman is now in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital and Queensland Health confirmed the woman had recently returned from Iran, which has the highest morality rate outside of China.

"Queensland Health has very rigorous contact tracing procedures in place and we do this very well dozens of times a year for measles, a disease significantly more infectious than Covid-19".

She's now in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital, however is believed to be in a stable condition.

The other five coronavirus victims on the Gold Coast have since been given the all clear and released from hospital.

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