Health authorities brace for coronavirus' spread from China

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Australian health authorities have prepared isolation units, stockpiled 10 million masks and are developing a one-step test for the deadly coronavirus | ErykBagshaw

NSW's chief health officer, Kerry Chant, said five cases referred to Health NSW turned out to be other illnesses but one remained under investigation.Dr Murphy said laboratories around the country were "sequencing" the disease in a bid to speed up diagnosis. "We will have a specific one-step test," he said.

Residents have been told by China's National Health Commission to avoid crowds and public gatherings during Lunar New Year, the busiest holiday travel period in the Chinese calendar. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack and Prime Minister Scott Morrison are updated by chief medical officer Brendan Murphy.Eungyeong Go, a 23-year-old Korean woman travelling on the China Eastern Airlines flight, said she was nervous and had her mask ready. She said she was stopping over in Wuhan on her way to South Korea. "I'm just a bit scared," she said.

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ErykBagshaw Should not been allowed to land. Incompetant government will kill us all..either by burning us out or some virus attacks.

ErykBagshaw Fire surplus?

ErykBagshaw But they couldn't be effing bothered stopping planes coming in from ground zero. Standard incompetence for this Government.

ErykBagshaw If the flights were banned then there would be no reason to doall of this. But no let all the at risk contagious people who could just be carrying the disease in! Cause we all want to get infected NOT

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