Today, Members of Parliament received an important briefing and update on the Novel Coronavirus by the Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young.

Key take-outs:

1. It is safe to go about your daily lives – we need calm and vigilance to get through this situation as it evolves.

2. Anyone with symptoms (fever, respiratory issues, fatigue, headaches) who has traveled to, or through mainland China, in the past 14 days should contact a GP or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) immediately.

3. Only follow Queensland Health updates on this – sadly, there is already some deliberate misinformation out there.