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Novel Coronavirus - Know the facts

Published on 14 February 2020

The novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain of coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and, in more severe cases, can cause pneumonia.

NSW Health has provided a range of resources about the novel coronavirus in different languages, including English, Mandarin, Arabic, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese.

This includes:

  • Factsheets and advice
  • Latest updates on confirmed cases
  • Advice if you are feeling unwell
  • Global updates.

NSW Health advises that if you have travelled to or transited through mainland China (excluding Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan) in the 14 days before your symptoms started, and you have a fever and/or respiratory symptoms, please call your doctor, or your local Emergency Department or Healthdirect on 1800 022 222. Tell the person when you call that you have been in mainland China.

NSW Health has also set up a National Coronavirus Health Information line on 1800 020 080 and customers are encouraged to call should they have any questions about the coronavirus. 

To find out more visit the Coronavirus page on the NSW Health website.

Last updated on 14 February 2020