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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

You may be aware of the current virus called Coronavirus. At Benevolent Living, we are aware of this and are watching the QLD health planning and are following required preparations for a pandemic. We will provide regular updates as required to ensure all staff, families and residents are well informed at all times as the need arises.

We’d like to remind everyone to practise good hygiene and stay at home if you are unwell. To protect against infections, make sure that you wash your hands frequently and cover your mouth while coughing or sneezing. If you have travelled to the countries identified as high risk or are restricted, please reframe from visiting the facility in aid of protecting our residents.

Please see the resent updates outlined on the department

Australian confirmed cases as follows:

  • 8 in Queensland

  • 4 in New South Wales

  • 7 in Victoria

  • 3 in South Australia

  • 1 in Western Australia

15 of these cases are reported to have recovered. The remaining cases are in a stable condition. 8 cases are passengers who were on the Diamond Princess repatriation flight from Japan. They were in quarantine at the Manigurr-ma Village Howard Springs facility in Darwin when they tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19).

All of these people have returned to their home states for medical treatment.

For questions about testing or the welfare of people with the virus, contact your state or territory health authority.

In the news

For more information, read the latest transcripts and media releases about coronavirus (COVID-19) in our news section.

Across the world

Across the world, there have been about 82,704 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) and 2,814 reported deaths. Of confirmed cases reported globally, the case fatality rate is approximately 3.4%. The case fatality rate in countries and regions outside mainland China is 1.4%

The majority of cases of COVID-19 have been reported from mainland China. 4,207, 49 cases have been reported in countries and regions outside mainland China.

Since 27 February there have been 623 new cases and 14 deaths reported outside of mainland China.

Why is there an alert?

On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The Australian Government has issued this health alert as a precaution, based on the latest and best medical advice.

Learn more about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Separate fact from fiction by reading coronavirus myth busters on the World Health Organization website. This includes information about when and how to wear a surgical mask.

We also have a series of information sheets to help you, your family, health professionals, aged care workers, educational facilities, and the travel industry.

Article retrieved from the Australian Government Department of Health.


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