The Filipino Community in Australia is advised to constantly monitor the following websites for the latest developments and advisories on the Coronavirus in Australia and in New South Wales:
Department of Health of Australia - https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
New South Wales Health Department Website’s Alerts page - https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/alerts/Pages/default.aspx
World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
According to the alert from the NSW Health Department, Sydney is the only Australian destination with direct flights from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
As of the morning of 28 January, the Department of Health reported that there were five confirmed cases in Australia of coronavirus. Other cases will continue to be tested by state health authorities and as results are known they will be made available publicly.
All Filipinos, including our health professionals, are urged to follow all medical advice and directions as well as take all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Anyone experiencing virus symptoms and/or has travelled from the affected areas is strongly advised to follow the directions set forth in the health advisories.
For those travelling to the Philippines, please click here.