Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first discovered in December 2019. On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that the outbreak is characterised as a pandemic. On 18 March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the Governor-General declared that a human biosecurity emergency exists. For official updates and information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Australian Government Department of Health and relevant State or Territory Government websites.