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Stop the Spread of Germs

Posted on: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Protecting yourself and others from the Novel Coronavirus:

Novel coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.

To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:

  • cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
  • covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
  • staying home if you are unwell.

For more infomration contact Queensland Health via the following website: or by calling: 13 HEALTH (13 432 584).

Read the Media Release (issued on the 03/03/20) from the Torres Strait Local Disaster Management Group (TSLDMG) here.