Novel coronavirus information

Published on 11 February 2020


Novel coronavirus is a newly identified virus that can cause respiratory illness, including pneumonia. It is spread person-to-person through close contact.

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services is working with health services, the Commonwealth and international agencies to respond to the outbreak of novel coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.

For the latest updates, including information and guidance, visit or

If you suspect you may have the novel coronavirus, please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.

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