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31yr-old medical doctor contracts coronavirus in AustraliaAustralian Health Officials have confirmed that a woman and a male doctor have contracted coronavirus, becoming the first case of community transmissions in the country.

New South Wales state Minister for Health Brad Hazzard on Monday said a 31-year old doctor had been tested positive for coronavirus, “though it is not clear whom he contracted the virus from”.

31yr-old medical doctor contracts coronavirus in Australia
Members of emergency and intensive care services are at work after a person was allegedly contaminated by the new Covid-19 Coronavirus, on March 2, 2020 at Etienne Marie de la Hante retirement home in Crepy-en-Valois. (Photo by  AFP)

The state government said a 41-year-old woman was tested after her brother returned to Australia from Iran.

While Australia has moved to stop the spread of the virus by restricting entry to the country for some nationalities, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said recently a global pandemic was likely.

(Reuters/NAN)

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