A young man from China has contracted the novel coronavirus and is in isolation at a Brisbane hospital.
It is not clear where the 20-year-old man contracted the disease but Queensland Health has confirmed the man had travelled to Dubai for at least 14 days before entering Australia via Brisbane on February 23.
He became unwell on February 25 and is currently in a stable condition at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
"The male lived with one other housemate in Toowong. We are in contact with the male's housemate, who is undergoing assessment," Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said.
"Our contact tracing methods are tried and trusted and we will take every opportunity to raise awareness of this case in the community if there has been any community exposure."
The man is the tenth person in Queensland to be diagnosed with COVID-19, including the three people from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship.
A 63-year-old woman is in isolation in a stable condition at Gold Coast University Hospital.
The remaining eight patients have been cleared and discharged from hospital.
A student accommodation business told AAP Chinese students are bypassing the China travel ban by spending two weeks in other countries before entering Australia.
Student One CEO Tim Weston said it was working with more than 150 students who were still in China and had deferred bookings.
"We have not had any students arriving directly from China, however a couple of Chinese students have arrived having spent at least 14 days in other countries," Mr Weston said.
"We anticipate a very small number may arrive having spent 14 or more days outside of China in another country, however, we anticipate that the vast majority will arrive once the ban is lifted."
More to come.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-australia-queensland-confirms-man-20-from-china-has-virus/57fd310b-508f-410d-9ff3-281276358017