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17 February 2020

To the UNE Community,

UNE is monitoring the evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus , 2019-nCov that has originated in Wuhan City in China. The situation is constantly evolving.

On Thursday 13 February, the Australian Government announced that existing travel restrictions for people travelling to Australia from mainland China will be extended based on the advice of the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

This message has been provided by Professor Peter Creamer | Chief Operating Officer, UNE

Advice from NSW Health

NSW Health advises the best way to protect yourself is the same as you would against any respiratory infection. Practice good hygiene by:

  • making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow
  • avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

More information here

Travel Advice

DFAT has updated travel advice to Do Not Travel to China.

DFAT here