China’s Government has restricted travel and cancelled many events around the Lunar New Year holiday. The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday raised its travel alert for the outbreak to a level 3, recommending people avoid non-essential travel to Wuhan. With six people in hospitals across NSW and Queensland – currently undergoing testing after being suspected of contracting the virus – authorities are urging people to stay calm but take precautionary measures. RELATED: China locks down eight cities as virus spreads RELATED: Has the coronavirus spread to Australia? Many people are wearing masks (like this woman) since the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus. Picture: Timothy A Clary/AFPSource:AFP HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK Health authorities are reminding people of the simple things they can do to reduce risks. These include washing hands regularly with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs and avoiding contact with wild or farm animals. Anyone with a cough or fever has been urged to go to hospital. While the World Health Organisation has not declared a global health emergency over the outbreak, it has acknowledged the severity of the outbreak in China. “Make no mistake, though, this… Read full this story
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