The following article was updated Thursday 14th January 2020.

In order to reach the target of zero community transmission after the recent outbreak, the NSW Government is urging anyone in the state who has any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, to get tested immediately and self-isolate until a negative test result is received.

Symptoms include anyone with a cough, a sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste, loss of smell or a fever (37.5° or higher).

As well as people who have COVID-19 symptoms, there are other people who should get tested. This includes people who have had casual or close contact with a COVID-19 diagnosed person during a specific time period. For detailed information on symptoms, testing and diagnosis, see the NSW Government web page here.


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