Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) update 28 February 2020

This information has been provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.

What to do

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

Symptoms of COVID-19

The most common symptoms reported include:

  • fever
  • breathing difficulties such as breathlessness
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • fatigue or tiredness.

Visit the Better Health Channel for more information about the disease and how it’s diagnosed.

Practice good hygiene

  • You should pay close attention to good hand hygiene. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially before eating and after using the toilet.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue – or cough into your elbow. Dispose of the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.
  • Face masks are not recommended for use by members of the public in Victoria, although anyone who wants to be cautious can of course choose to wear one.

More information is available on the DHHS page for the Victorian public.

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