Date: 26 March 2020

Location: Melbourne

Number of people: 1

Details: A Melbourne construction worker has tested positive for COVID-19

VIC has now had 520 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus.

The latest COVID-19 Situation Report from the World Health Organisation is available at www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.

Remember: Taking simple precautions will in most cases reduce the risk of being infected with COVID-19. These precautions include regular handwashing with soap or hand sanitiser; staying one metre away from anyone sneezing or coughing; cover your own mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and, if you feel unwell, self-isolate and call your preferred medical centre before attending the surgery so they can ensure vulnerable patients are not exposed if you do indeed have COVID-19.

Read the latest advice from Australian Federal, State and Territory medical authorities here:

www.health.gov.au/news
www.health.nsw.gov.au/alerts
www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events
health.act.gov.au/public-health-alert
ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Coronavirus
www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/alerts
www2.health.vic.gov.au/healthalerts
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/news