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Australia’s capital confirms two new cases of COVID-19

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Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Canberra.

Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Canberra.

ACT Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman announced a man in his 70s and a man in his 50s tested positive for COVID-19.

The older man had recently returned from overseas and passengers on the following flights are being urged to self-isolate and contact health authorities:

- Etihad Airlines flight EY450 from Abu Dhabi, which arrived in Sydney at 6am on March 18.

- Virgin Australia flight VA640, from Sydney to Canberra, which arrived at 11am on March 18.

- Etihad flight EY78, with seat rows yet to be confirmed from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi, which arrived at 11am on March 17.

The man in his 50s had also recently returned from overseas and had self-isolated.

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A number of close personal contacts of both men have also been advised to self-quarantine.

Dr Coleman said his travel arrangements didn't bring him into what authorities consider close contact with other travellers.

There have now been six confirmed cases of coronavirus in the ACT, with one still in hospital.

"All six COVID-19 patients are well," Dr Coleman said.

"A couple of our first couple are well and could probably be considered recovered."

More than 2000 people in the ACT have tested negative for the disease.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-two-new-cases-confirmed-in-australian-capital-territory/1595a904-0a50-42a2-be16-0984582c6950

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