Chinese students spend billions overseas. Coronavirus travel bans in Australia will leave some universities seriously out of pocket
As novel coronavirus spreads across the world, nearly 60 countries have imposed entry restrictions on Chinese citizens.
38 percent of Australian foreign student comes from China
Most of the 4200 people who recovered from the Coronavirus were in China. Some estimates suggest that nearly 70000 people have been infected by the virus
Source: Australian Government
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is no treatment. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection.
What is coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can make humans and animals sick. They cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.
Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience:
- flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat and fatigue
- shortness of breath
Who is at risk
Most cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) are in Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China.
In Australia, the people most at risk of getting the virus are those who have:
- recently been in mainland China
- been in close contact with someone who is a confirmed case of coronavirus
How it spreads
There is evidence that the virus spreads from person-to-person, especially in Hubei Province.
The virus is most likely spread through:
- close contact with an infectious person
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have a cough or sneeze droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face