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A couple who got a corona virus during a Diamond Princess cruise reveals how the situation affected them


January 25

Three men, 43, 53 and 35 years old who had recently traveled to China, contracted the disease.

Two flew in from Wuhan, while the other arrived in Sydney from Shenzhen, South China.

They were treated isolated at Westmead Hospital.

January 27

A 21-year-old woman is identified as the fourth person who tested positive for the disease in NSW.

The woman, a student at the UNSW, flew on flight MU749 to Sydney International Airport on January 23 and presented to the emergency department 24 hours later after developing flu-like symptoms.

March 1

A man in his forties is confirmed as the fifth coronavirus case in the state and a woman in her fifties as the sixth. Both returned from Sydney to Sydney.

March 2nd

The 41-year-old sister of a man who had returned from Iran with the disease was one of three confirmed cases. The second locally acquired case was a 53-year-old male health professional who had not traveled for many months.

The other new case is a 31-year-old man who flew from Iran to Sydney on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later.

3 March

Six more cases are confirmed in NSW. They include a 39-year-old man who had flown in from Iran and one 53-year-old man who arrived from Singapore last Friday.

Two women aged 60 and over who arrived in Sydney and South Korea and Japan respectively were confirmed.

A man in his thirties who returned from Malaysia to Sydney on Malindo Air flight OD171 on March 1 was also found infected.

A 50-year-old woman is diagnosed with coronavirus. The woman is a caregiver in a nursing home in Macquarie Park in northern Sydney. She had not been abroad and contracted the virus in Australia.

4th of March

A 95-year-old woman died in a Sydney hospital on Wednesday evening after developing a respiratory disease due to the corona virus, bringing the death toll to two.

A teacher from Macquarie University tested positive for coronavirus after returning from Iran on Wednesday.

Another six cases were confirmed on Wednesday evening. They include an 82-year-old caregiver from the Dorothy Henderson Lodge, where the 95-year-old woman was staying.

The new cases include a female doctor who works at Liverpool hospital, a female patient from the Northern Beaches, a man from Cronulla, a woman who returned from the Philippines and a woman in her 70s.

March 5th

A health professional who attended the same conference as the Ryde Hospital doctor also tested positive.

A boy from Epping Boys High School is diagnosed with COVID-19, which means that the school must close temporarily.


January 25

A Chinese citizen aged fifty will be the first confirmed case of the corona virus in Australia.

The man flew from Wuhan via Guangzhou to Melbourne on January 19 on the Southern Southern flight CZ321.

He was quarantined at the Monash Hospital in Clayton in the east of Melbourne.

January 29

A Victorian man in his sixties is diagnosed with the corona virus.

He became unwell on January 23 – two days after his return from the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak.

The man was confirmed as positive on January 29 and was subsequently seen by doctors at the Monash Medical Center.

January 30

A woman in her forties has a corona virus.

She was visiting from China and mainly spent time with her family.

She is being treated at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

February 1

A woman in her twenties in Melbourne appears to have the virus.

February 22

Two passengers left positively from the Diamond Princess cruise ship test.

February 25

Another passenger who was taken off the cruise ship tested positive.

March 1

Victorian man confirmed to have corona virus after the 78-year-old was evacuated from a quarantine center in Darwin to Melbourne.

It has been confirmed that a Victorian woman in her thirties has been tested positive for coronavirus after a flight from Malaysia to Melbourne via Indonesia.

4th of March

Victorian man in his thirties confirmed coronavirus after returning from Iran. Health Minister Jenny Mikakos said the man was “almost symptom-free” after self-isolation


January 29

Queensland confirms its first case after the virus was diagnosed with a 44-year-old Chinese national. He is being treated at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

January 30

A 42-year-old Chinese woman who traveled in the same Wuhan travel group as the 44-year-old man tested positive. She is in stable condition at the Gold Coast University Hospital.

February 4

An eight-year-old boy was diagnosed with coronavirus. He also comes from the travel group where the other Queensland cases came from.

February 5

A 37-year-old man, who was a member of a group of nine Chinese tourists in quarantine on the Gold Coast, also tested positive.

February 6

A 37-year-old woman was diagnosed with coronavirus from the same travel group that flew from Melbourne to Queensland on January 27.

February 21st

Two Queensland women, 54 and 55 years old, tested positive for COVID-19 and are flown to Brisbane for further treatment.

A 57-year-old woman from Queensland also tested positive for the virus.

February 28

A 63-year-old woman got the virus after she returned to the Gold Coast from Iran.

3 March

A 20-year-old man from China was confirmed as the tenth person to be infected by the corona virus in Queensland. The man had traveled to Dubai for at least 14 days before entering Australia via Brisbane on February 23.

4th of March

A 26-year-old man from Logan in Brisbane has been diagnosed with coronavirus. He returned from Australia from Australia.

March 5th

An 81-year-old man who has returned to Brisbane from Thailand and a 29-year-old woman who has come via London via Singapore are diagnosed with coronavirus.


February 1

A Chinese couple in their 60s who arrived in Adelaide from Wuhan to visit relatives have been confirmed to have a corona virus.

A 24-year-old woman from South Australia was transferred to Royal Adelaide Hospital.

4th of March

Mother, 40, is diagnosed after she has flown from Iran to Australia via Kuala Lumpur.

Another 24-year-old woman, unrelated to the previous woman, was in a stable state at the Adelaide Hospital after becoming ill after traveling abroad.

March 5th

The eight-month-old child of the 40-year-old woman, diagnosed on March 4, is also diagnosed with coronavirus.

A 58-year-old man who traveled from SA to Taiwan on March 3 also tested positive


February 21st

A 78-year-old man from Western Australia was transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth. On 28 February he was admitted to intensive care in a ‘serious’ condition and died later. His wife was also diagnosed with coronavirus.

March 1

The older man died of the virus in the Sir Charles Gairdner hospital in the early morning hours.

March 5th

A woman in Perth is diagnosed with the virus after flying from Dubai to Dubai via the city


March 2nd

The man who traveled from Iran to Australia on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19.


4th of March

A tourist in Darwin has tested positive for coronavirus in what is the first confirmed case in the Northern Territory.

NT Health confirmed the 52-year-old man as the first case of COVID-19 in the community on Wednesday night.

The man recently arrived in Darwin via Sydney and has had limited contact with the local community, NT Health said in a statement.