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Qld Health confirms the first Bundaberg COVID-19 case – Bundaberg Now

Good hygiene practices are important for limiting the spread of coronavirus

The first case of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bundaberg has been confirmed by Queensland Health.

Queensland Health reported that a
A 48-year-old woman is managed by the public health unit of the Wide Bay region
being confirmed with COVID-19.

This requires the
declare the total to 46 which includes 3 passengers of the Diamond Princess Cruise
Ship.

Queensland Health
can confirm that all cases remain isolated in appropriate housing to prevent
the spread of COVID-19 and all patients are currently stable.

Contact trace is good
in progress.

Public health unit
I was able to confirm that the majority traveled abroad or had
exposure to confirmed cases.

Queensland Health
will notify the community if other public health warnings are needed.

The LDMG chair requires calm

As president of the local disaster
The management team, the incumbent mayor Jack Dempsey asked for calm.

“I want to reassure the community
that the Council has contingencies to maintain essential services such as garbage
collection, water and sewerage, “he said.

“We demonstrated during the 2013 floods
that we can keep our community safe in adverse circumstances.

“Stay calm and follow the advice of
health experts. Do not panic. “

5 ways to help stop the spread of viruses

Queensland Health has this tip to stop the virus from spreading:

  • Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based wipes.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a folded handkerchief or elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you don’t feel well.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is not feeling well – try to stay 1.5 m away from anyone who coughs or sneezes.
  • Further information can be found here.

Queensland Health says that if someone has been abroad for the past 14 days and is not feeling well, they should immediately consult a doctor.

They should make sure to call their family doctor in advance to let them know they are coming, so that they can prepare and provide instructions.

Anyone with doubts about the coronavirus (COVID-19) can call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find updated and reliable information on the Queensland Health website.

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