29 January 2020 – Chief Medical Officer advises travellers from Hubei to self-isolate for 14 days

Type of Intervention: Advisory
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Chief Medical Officer

Overview: Australia’s Chief Medical Officer recommends anyone who has travelled in the Hubei province should self-isolate for 14 days.
Full details here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/updated-medical-advice-coronavirus

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – government, National – other
Evidence/Justification: “We rely on advice from health experts when it comes to managing the novel coronavirus – including Victoria’s Chief Health Officer, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer and the World Health Organization.

Australia’s health experts have met again today to discuss the latest developments with the virus and have revised their medical advice accordingly.”