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
the Prime Minister has announced the activation of the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee has issued a statement on travel restrictions
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)
Find out more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to protect yourself.
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.