Dear Bill

很高兴听到你的消息。也感谢您抽出宝贵时间就"冠状病毒"写信给我-我很高兴收到您的来信。

随着中国局势的不断发展,澳大利亚政府已根据现有最佳证据和建议迅速采取行动。联邦卫生部长格雷格·亨特(Greg Hunt)于1月25日召集了州和领地卫生部长会议,以协调正在进行的国家行动和对策。

外交事务和贸易部(DFAT)已将中国武汉和湖北省的旅行建议级别提高到“第4级-禁止旅行”,并发布了有关病毒爆发的Smartraveller公告。整个针对中国的建议级别目前还没有变化。

应当指出的是,已经采取边境措施来检测进入澳洲的旅客,尽管中国当局现在已经停止了从湖北省来的所有交通,作为一种额外的预防措施,澳大利亚政府正在确保从其他地方起飞的所有航班将与来自中国部分地区的航班同等对待,并向所有乘客提供即时信息。

此外,澳大利亚各地的所有主要国际港口也都在展示信息,告诉旅行者是否有症状或是否出现症状后该怎么办,根据《 2015年生物安全法》,具有大的人传染人潜力的冠状病毒现在已被列为人类疾病,我们能够使用加强版的边境措施。联邦卫生部还向澳大利亚的基层和社区卫生保健工作者以及急诊部门提供最新的建议。

当然,如果人们认为自己已暴露于新型冠状病毒并严重担心自己的健康,则应立即联系当地的卫生专业人员,也可以致电1800 022 222致电HealthDirect接受注册护士的健康评估。

 

进一步的信息可从维多利亚州卫生与公共服务部获得:1300 651 160,并通过以下网络链接获得:www.health.gov.au

 

再次感谢您抽出宝贵时间与我联系,并表达您对此问题的关注

祝福你

尊敬的联邦议员Micheal Sukkar

住房部长兼财政副部长

5/602 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, VIC 3132

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Dear Bill

Good to hear from you.  Thank you also for taking the time to write to me with respect to the Coronavirus – I appreciate hearing from you on this matter. 

With the emerging situation in China, the Australian Government has taken immediate action which has been based on the best available evidence and advice.  The Federal Health Minister, Greg Hunt has convened a meeting of State and Territory Health Ministers on 25 January to coordinate the ongoing national action and response.  

The Department of Foreign Affair and Trade (DFAT) has raised the level of travel advice for Wuhan and Hubei Province in China to ‘level 4 – do not travel’ and has issued a Smartraveller bulletin on the virus outbreak. The advice level for China as a whole has not changed.

It should be noted that border measures are already in place to detect travellers who are unwell coming into the country, and while Chinese authorities have now stopped all traffic from Hubei province, as an added precaution, the Australian Government is ensuring that all flights from other parts of China will be met and all passengers provided with information on arrival.

In addition, information is also on display at all major international ports around Australia, with instructions on what to do if travellers have symptoms or if symptoms develop, and the human coronavirus with pandemic potential is now a Listed Human Disease under the Biosecurity Act 2015, enabling the use of enhanced border measures.  The Federal Department of Health has also provided primary and community health care workers and Emergency Departments in Australia with updated advice.

Of course, if people think they have been exposed to the novel coronavirus and have serious concerns about their health, they should immediately contact their local health professional and they can also ring healthdirect on 1800 022 222 to receive a health assessment by a registered nurse.

Further information is available at the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services: 1300 651 160 and via this weblink: www.health.gov.au

 

Thank you once again for taking the time to contact me and express your concerns with respect to this issue.

Best regards

 

The Hon Michael Sukkar MP

Federal Member for Deakin

Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer

5/602 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, VIC 3132