First Aussie virus case

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS -

AUS­TRALIA’S first case of the deadly coro­n­avirus has been con­firmed in Vic­to­ria, with two prob­a­ble cases iden­ti­fied in NSW.

The res­pi­ra­tory con­di­tion has been con­firmed in a man who ar­rived from China last week, the state’s health min­is­ter Jenny Mikakos said.

The Chi­nese man aged in his 50s tested pos­i­tive for the virus yes­ter­day af­ter vis­it­ing a GP on Thurs­day and go­ing to hos­pi­tal on Fri­day.

“There is no rea­son for alarm in the gen­eral com­mu­nity,” Ms Mikakos said. The man had been in Wuhan, the city of 11 mil­lion peo­ple and the epi­cen­tre of the out­break, be­fore catch­ing a flight to Mel­bourne from Guangzhou on Jan­uary 19.

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