CORONA VIRUS (COVID-19) tips
Wimmera community members wanting the very latest information on the corona virus can do so by contacting the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Wimmera Health Care Group’s acting director of Medical Services Dr John Christie said that to date, no one had been treated for corona virus at Wimmera Base Hospital.
He said people should be sensible and take precautions against the virus, as they should for any virus.
“The corona virus is not considered pandemic but people should still be careful,” Dr Christie said.
“Wearing masks is not recommended and there is more information regarding that on the website,” he said.
“The best precaution people can take is to wash their hands regularly and thoroughly.
“That also applies for the influenza virus.”
The best information source for corona virus is:
Website: dhhs.vic.gov.au/novelcoronavirus or the Better Health Channel (for general information about the corona virus and what you need to do)
If you think you might have corona virus or may have been in contact with someone who has, phone the Corona Virus Hotline: 1800 675 398
WHCG's Infection Control team has made a video showing the best way to wash your hands. The video can be viewed on the link: