The patient sought medical attention after he flew in from Wuhan, China.
The new coronavirus 2019-nCoV has reached Australia. The first case of infection was reported in Victoria, Reuters reported.
The infected man was a Chinese citizen who came to Australia from the Chinese city of Wuhan. He was admitted to hospital in a Melbourne suburb. The patient’s condition is assessed as stable.
It is noted that there may be other people infected with a new type of coronavirus in Australia.
To date, 1,287 people have been infected with a new type of coronavirus 2019-nCoV in China, 41 people have died. Most of the cases were recorded in and around the capital of the central province of Hubei, Wuhan, as well as among those who visited the city.
The virus has spread abroad, including to South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the United States, and France.