Coronavirus death toll rises to nine as health authorities confirm 440 cases

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China says the death toll from a new respiratory virus has risen from six to nine and the number of cases has risen to 440 across 13 provinces coronavirus

However, on Wednesday, Health Minister Greg Hunt told Sky News that Australia was "vulnerable" to the new virus because of its direct contact with China.

"Additional information will be displayed at all major international ports around Australia, with instructions on what to do if travellers have symptoms or if symptoms develop," he said.

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sars birdflu swineflu coronavirus Anyone else notice the trend here?

but climate change tho...

just when are we going to ban Chinese tourists? n ban Oz residents from traveling to there

Why is this talked about at length? The influenza season ‘19 - ‘20 killed between 6600 - 17000 people in the US. Yes, it’s important to monitor the situation, but maybe it’s important we all calm down a bit.

Uh huh! Well we can certainly trust the Chinese government to give us the straight dope! No history of deception there. Of course we trust them as much as we do the Trump administration.

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