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WA, Australia: Public health officials in western Australia are warning the public to prepare for an outbreak of coronaviruses.
Public health authorities have urged the public not to travel to the Gold Coast, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia or the Northern Maroochydore region because of the coronaviral threat.
Public health officials say there are several coronavides that could occur in the region in the coming days, and there are also multiple outbreaks in the state.
The state has already had three coronavids since February 2017, which was a record high for the state, and the latest is an acute respiratory syndrome coronavosis (ARCS).
“We are advising the public that if you do travel to those areas we would recommend that you contact your local public health department for advice,” Health Commissioner Dr David Widdop said on Friday.
“You should not drive.
We are recommending that you don’t do any shopping or do any social activities in these areas.”
Public Health Victoria (PHV) chief executive officer Robyn Foskett said the public was being asked to be vigilant about what they were eating, drinking and working with, including any health-related issues.
She said PHV was providing advice to residents, particularly those who live in the affected areas.
“The vast majority of residents are aware of the risks associated with the virus,” Ms Foske said.
Ms Foskel said PHVs advice was for residents to stay away from all public areas, including shopping malls, cinemas, bars and cafes.
But she said it was also encouraging to see the public be cautious about what was on their plates.
PhV recommends people limit or avoid foods and beverages that have been contaminated with the coronas virus.
For example, if you are buying something like chocolate, please do not eat it and ensure you are wearing an extra layer of clothing,” she said.
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