Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed second case of 2019 novel coronavirus in Victoria

Returned travellers who have been in Hubei Province, China, must self-isolate at home for 14 days after leaving the province, other than to seek medical care.

If you have developed symptoms of fever and breathing difficulty or cough or have had direct contact with a confirmed case, you should seek medical help immediately.

Before attending a GP or emergency department you should call ahead and mention your recent travel and symptoms.

Hands should be washed regularly with soap and water and respiratory and cough etiquette should be observed at all times. If you feel sick, avoid contact with others.

Telephone hotline

The Department of Health and Human Services has established a telephone information hotline for the public and medical practitioners at 1800 675 398.

Doctors who are reporting a potential case should call 1300 651 160.

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