Over the weekend the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Health Regulations Emergency Committee declared the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Health authorities continue to be vigilant and test any people showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has raised the level of travel advice for mainland China to 'level 4 – do not travel’.
Strict new travel restrictions have been announced:
- Effective immediately, foreign nationals (excluding permanent residents of Australia) who are in mainland China, will not be allowed to enter Australia for 14 days from the time they have left or transited through mainland China.
- Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family will still be able to enter Australia, as well as airline crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment. These are temporary measures and will be reviewed in 14 days.
The College will continue to keep members updated via the News section of our website or via the @RANZCP Twitter account.
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