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From Corona beer to the coronation, the crown is branding fit for a king

<p>As a fashion statement or piece of art, crowns are distinguished by their beauty, containing rare jewels, precious metals and velvet in deep, rich colours. As a symbol, crowns are associated with majesty, authority and sovereignty. And as the coronation of King Charles III reminds us, the crown is also a superlative brand. </p> <p>Though images of crowns are often used in royal branding, it is rare for monarchs these days to actually wear crowns. In the western monarchical tradition, the British monarchy is an exception, with kings and queens undergoing a crowning ceremony. </p> <p>In the UK the crown encompasses both the monarch and the government, namely King Charles III and His Majesty’s government. The title of the Netflix drama “The Crown” has made this association clear even to international audiences unfamiliar with British constitutional principles. </p> <p>The reign of late Queen Elizabeth II was represented by a stylised image of <a href="">St Edward’s Crown</a>. King Charles III’s reign is represented by an image of the <a href="">Tudor Crown</a>, which appears in the king’s royal cypher, coat of arms and the <a href="">invitations for the coronation</a>. In time, it will be seen on state documents, military uniforms, passports and post boxes throughout the UK and the 14 realms where he is head of state.</p> <p>For monarchies, the crown is the quintessential monarchical symbol – something my colleagues and I in the field of corporate marketing research have described as <a href="">“the crown as a brand”</a>.</p> <p>Although the European monarchies of Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the Vatican, are known as “crowned heads of state”, they forswear coronations and eschew the wearing of crowns. Still, they all use a crown as the marque (or emblem) to represent themselves – see <a href="">Luxembourg</a> and <a href="">Denmark’s</a> coats of arms.</p> <h2>Crowns of the coronation</h2> <p>The coronation of King Charles III will be a veritable festival of crowns, featuring seven crowns in total. The king will be crowned with St Edward’s crown by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and he wears this crown once. But during his exit from Westminster Abbey, he will wear the lighter <a href="">Imperial State Crown</a>. Queen Camilla will also be crowned with Queen Mary’s crown. The last queen consort to undergo a coronation was in 1937. </p> <p>Four other crowns will be present during the coronation, worn by the <a href="">kings of arms</a> – senior officers who regulate heraldry (coats of arms) in the UK and participate in major ceremonial occasions. </p> <p>The three kings of arms from England’s College of Arms will wear crowns decorated with acanthus leaves and engraved with the words of Psalm 50, <a href="">Miserere mei Deus secundum magnam misericordiam tuam</a> – “Have mercy on me, O God.” Scotland’s king of arms from the Court of the Lord Lyon will wear a crown which is a facsimile of the <a href="">Scottish royal crown</a>. Heraldry can be viewed as an early form of branding. Many UK universities, for example, have a coat of arms as their <a href="">visual identity</a>.</p> <p>An eighth crown – the actual Scottish crown and one of the oldest in Europe – will not be at the coronation, but will be presented to the king at a <a href="">special service</a> later in the year.</p> <h2>Crown brands in business</h2> <p>The exclusiveness and majesty associated with royal crowns has meant that many organisations use a crown as their brand name or logo. The phrase “crowning achievement” refers to an excellent accomplishment. Likewise, a crown in branding communicates quality, status, class and reliability. </p> <p>Some iconic brands, such as Twinings Tea, Heinz and Waitrose, benefit from an official royal endorsement, having been awarded a <a href="">royal warrant</a> by a king or queen, or other senior royal family members. They may use the royal coat of arms as a type of royal brand endorsement. </p> <p>The <a href="">Danish royal warrant</a> entitles an organisation to display “an image of the crown along with the company’s name on signs”. Carlsberg beer is a prominent example of this. </p> <p>Sometimes permission is granted to use the royal crown as a distinct brand marque as per <a href="">Royal Ascot horseracing</a>, or in a coat of arms such as in the former <a href="">Royal College of Science and Technology in Glasgow</a>.</p> <p>Of course, while some brands have an official royal endorsement, most organisations with a crown name or logo do not have a direct association with monarchy. Sometimes the crown brand name is used for its cultural associations – see the many British pubs called “The Crown”.</p> <p>Regal branding has taken hold internationally. Among the companies using a crown name are Couronne (Korean handbags), Crown Bank (USA), Crown Class (Royal Jordanian Airways), Royal Crown Derby (English porcelain), Crowne Plaza Hotels (UK), Crown Royal (Canadian Whiskey), Crown Worldwide Distribution Group (Hong Kong) and Krone (South African sparkling wine). </p> <p>Those with a crown logo include Columbia University (USA), Cunard (UK), Dolce &amp; Gabbana (Italy), Hallmark Cards (USA), Moët and Chandon (France), Ritz Carlton Hotels (USA) and Rolex (Switzerland). </p> <p>The Mexican beer brand Corona, which uses both a crown name and logo, is the most valuable beer brand in the world, <a href="">worth US$7 billion</a>.</p> <p>Even in a world of republics, it is clear that the crown as a brand not only endures, but flourishes. The crowning of the king and queen will be the zenith of the coronation service. For producers of Corona beer and other brands featuring crowns around the world, the visual and verbal link of crown and monarchy will be, in a way, a reminder to consumers that their products are fit for a king.</p> <p><em>Image credits: Getty Images</em></p> <p><em>This article originally appeared on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Conversation</a>. </em></p>

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How to stop your glasses from fogging up while wearing a mask

<p>The COVID-19 pandemic brings with it a problem unique to those who wear glasses: The moment the face mask goes on, those lenses instantly fog up.</p> <p>It’s an annoying quirk that boils down to the difference in temperature between your body and your glasses. When you breathe, the warm air that leaves your mouth and nose escapes through the top of your mask, turns into condensation, and fogs up the cool surface of your lenses.</p> <p>Though foggy glasses are inconvenient, widespread mask-wearing remains one of the most important public health measures we have to protect ourselves against the novel coronavirus, says Dr Anna Banerji, an associate professor at the University of Toronto. Since the virus is airborne, wearing a face covering like a mask creates a physical layer of protection between you and any air droplets from infected people. “And, if you wear a mask properly, it protects someone else because your droplets aren’t going to the nose or mouth of someone and potentially infecting them,” Banerji says.</p> <p>The good news? There are measures you can take to ensure your vision remains crystal clear throughout the pandemic. Here are five tips to help you avoid foggy glasses while wearing a face mask.</p> <p><strong>Use soap and water</strong><br />Banerji suggests washing your glasses with soapy water and then wiping them dry. “There’s a film of soap that’s left over which might reduce the risk of fogging,” she advises. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, glasses get foggy because of the surface tension between the water molecules in your breath. The thin film left behind by the soapy water reduces the surface tension and causes the water molecules to spread out evenly, rather than cluster on your lenses to create fog.</p> <p>It’s best to use dishwashing detergent or a basic hand soap – anything that is for sensitive skin or contains lotion might get stuck to your lenses and smear.</p> <p><strong>Wear your glasses over your mask</strong><br />Changing the position of your glasses might divert the warm air away from your lenses. If you’re finding that your vision gets cloudy with every breath you take, try pulling the top of your mask higher onto your face so that your glasses are sitting on top of the material.</p> <p><strong>Mind the gap</strong><br />You might be having trouble with foggy glasses because your mask doesn’t fit tightly enough. The result is a gap at the top of the mask, by the bridge of your nose, that lets warm air escape behind the lenses of your glasses. Make sure that your mask fits securely over your nose. If you have a mask that has an adjustable nose bridge strip, mould the strip to follow the contours of your nose for a tighter seal.</p> <p><strong>Tape it down</strong><br />Another way to close the gap at the top of a mask is to tape it down across the bridge of your nose. Even before the pandemic, some health care professionals who regularly wear glasses would put a strip of surgical tape along the top of their masks to prevent the warm moist air from escaping. Just make sure you’re using medical tape or sports tape that’s safe for use on skin.</p> <p><strong>Use a tissue</strong><br />If you’re still having problems with your glasses fogging up, try folding a facial tissue horizontally and placing it under the top of your mask at the bridge of your nose. The moisture from your breath should be absorbed by the tissue instead of escaping behind your glasses.</p> <p class="p1">Written by <span>Rebecca Gao</span>. This article first appeared on <a href=""><span class="s1">Reader’s Digest</span></a>. For more of what you love from the world’s best-loved magazine, <a href=""><span class="s1">here’s our best subscription offer</span></a>.</p>


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"You got a friend in ME": Tom Hanks' touching gift for bullied Aussie kid named Corona

<p>Tom Hanks has sent a heartfelt letter and a Corona brand typewriter to an Australian boy who wrote to him about being bullied over his name, Corona.</p> <p>Corona De Vries from the Gold Coast wrote to the Hollywood celebrity after he and his wife were both tested positive for COVID-19.</p> <p>The eight-year-old wrote to Hanks saying: “I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus,” reported Channel 7.</p> <p>“Are you OK?”</p> <p>The boy then mentioned that he was fond of his name, but people at school called him the coronavirus, which made him “sad and angry”.</p> <p>“Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful!” replied Hanks in a letter typed on a Corona typewriter which he had taken to the Gold Coast.</p> <p>“You know, you are the only person I’ve ever known to have the name Corona – like the ring around the sun, a crown,” said the star.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink=";utm_campaign=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank">Hey folks. Good News: One week after testing Positive, in self-isolation, the symptoms are much the same. No fever but the blahs. Folding the laundry and doing the dishes leads to a nap on the couch. Bad news: My wife @ritawilson has won 6 straight hands of Gin Rummy and leads by 201 points. But I have learned not to spread my Vegemite so thick. I travelled here with a typewriter, one I used to love. We are all in this together. Flatten the curve. Hanx</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href=";utm_campaign=loading" target="_blank"> Tom Hanks</a> (@tomhanks) on Mar 17, 2020 at 2:19pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>“I thought this typewriter would suit you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.”</p> <p>Hanks signed off the letter by writing: “P.S. You got a friend in ME!”</p>


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The coronavirus will hit the tourism and travel sector hard this 2020

<p>The spread of infectious diseases is invariably linked to travel. Today, tourism is a huge global business that accounts for <a href="">10.4 per cent of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 10 per cent of global employment.</a></p> <p>Nothing seems to slow its growth as year-over-year <a href="">increases outpace the economy</a>. The United Nations World Tourism Organization is predicting further <a href="">growth of three per cent to four per cent in international tourist arrivals for 2020</a>, with <a href="">international departures worldwide particularly strong</a> in the first quarter of this year.</p> <p>But that was before a new coronavirus (formally known as 2019-nCoV) hit China and then very rapidly started spreading to the rest of the world with <a href="">20 countries and counting</a> isolating cases.</p> <p>Officials in China and those in the rest of world have been much quicker to take more drastic action after learning bitter lessons from the SARS outbreak in 2003, which also started in China.</p> <p>The impact on travel to and from China of this new coronavirus, however, has been devastating. Airlines, including <a href="">Air Canada</a>, <a href="">have cancelled all flights</a> or <a href="">significantly reduced the number of flights</a> in and out of China. <a href="">Russia closed its land border to passenger travel</a> with China and <a href="">Hong Kong shut down its borders, cross-border ferries and railways</a>.</p> <p>How does the impact of 2019-nCoV differ from that of SARS, which also affected tourism dramatically?</p> <p><strong>SARS has higher death toll so far</strong></p> <p>The <a href="">World Health Organization</a> confirmed 8,096 cases and 774 deaths in 26 countries as a result of the SARS coronavirus. First detected in late February 2003, it had run its course five months later.</p> <p>The coronavirus first appeared in December 2019 but has already <a href="">surpassed the total number of SARS cases in just two months</a>, albeit with a much lower death rate. Infectious disease experts expect it <a href="">to last for several months</a> yet with tens of thousands afflicted before it runs its course.</p> <p>SARS accounted for a <a href="">drop in international tourist arrivals of almost 9.4 million</a>and a loss of between US$30 billion and $50 billion. But in 2002, China’s role as both a travel destination and a source country was relatively minor, receiving fewer than 38 million tourists and sending about 17 million tourists abroad.</p> <p>Compare that to 2019 when it is estimated China received <a href="">142 million inbound tourists and the Chinese made 134 million trips abroad and 5.5 billion trips domestically</a>.</p> <p>The severe travel restrictions imposed by the Chinese government on its citizens and the stern warnings from Foreign Affairs offices, <a href="">including Canada’s</a>, to avoid all non-essential travel to China and all travel to Hubei province (Wuhan is its capital and largest city) means that the economic impact of this coronvirus will be felt in every corner of the world and almost every sector of the economy.</p> <p>The market response has been swift, with <a href="">share prices of major airlines, cruise lines and tourism companies dropping several percentage points</a>.</p> <p>With the World Health Organization declaring the coronavirus <a href="">a public health emergency of global concern</a>, Gloria Guevara, president and CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (<a href="">WTTC</a>) fears that this escalation could have a damaging and lasting economic impact on the sector. She’s <a href="">expressed serious concerns</a> that airport closures, flight cancellations and shuttered borders often have a greater economic impact than the outbreak itself.</p> <p><strong>Hundreds of thousands die from seasonal flus</strong></p> <p>These concerns are well justified when one considers that <a href="">between 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year</a>, which does not lead to any of these warnings or drastic measures.</p> <p>Canada saw <a href="">251 SARS cases and 43 deaths</a>, but it cost the Canadian economy an estimated <a href="">$5.25 billion and 28,000 jobs</a>. At the time, China was a Canadian tourism market of less than <a href="">100,000 visitors annually; that dropped by 25 per cent due to SARS</a>.</p> <p>Today, China is Canada’s second-largest overseas market, accounting for close to <a href="">800,000 arrivals</a>, and its highest spending market with more than<a href="">$2,800 per trip</a>.</p> <p>Depending on how long the restrictions and warnings are in place, losses could easily double of those in 2003. The pain will be felt in every industry as tourism’s supply chain involves everything from agriculture and fishing to banking and insurance. The hardest hit will be its core industries of accommodation, food and beverage services, recreation and entertainment, transportation and travel services.</p> <p>While Air Canada will <a href="">refund fares for cancelled flights</a> to and from China, other airlines may only <a href="">extend change fee waivers</a> or provide credit towards future flights.</p> <p>But this may not be the case for connecting flights from Beijing or Shanghai, the cities most commonly served by North American airlines.</p> <p>A growing number of hotels are also waiving changes and cancellation fees for bookings in China scheduled for the next few weeks. But many travellers to or passing through China may not be able to recover all their money, even if they bought insurance. That’s because most basic travel insurance plans do not cover <a href="">epidemics as a reason for cancellation</a>.</p> <p><em>Written by Marion Joppe. Republished with permission of <a href="">The Conversation.</a> </em></p>


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The Wuhan coronavirus is now in Australia – here’s what you need to know

<p>The Wuhan coronavirus is now in Australia – here’s what you need to know</p> <p>New South Wales Health has <a href="">confirmed</a> three men in their 30s, 40s and 50s in Sydney have tested positive to the new Wuhan coronavirus after returning from China.</p> <p>This follows <a href="">Australia’s first case of the virus</a> in a patient treated at Melbourne’s <a href="">Monash Medical Centre</a> – a man in his 50s who spent two weeks in Wuhan.</p> <p>This brings the total number of Australian cases so far to four.</p> <p>The outbreak is still in its early days, but the early identification and isolation of people suspected of having the virus will go a long way to preventing local transmission in Australia.</p> <p><strong>How many people have been infected worldwide?</strong></p> <p>There are now <a href="">1,323 confirmed cases</a> of the Wuhan coronavirus worldwide, mostly among people in China.</p> <p>The virus has also claimed 41 lives, including the youngest victim, a <a href="">36-year-old man</a> in Wuhan.</p> <p><a href="">Cases</a> have also been identified in Japan, South Korea, the United States, <a href="">France</a>, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam.</p> <p>The epicentre of the outbreak seems to be a seafood and live animal market in Wuhan. It was initially thought transmission had been from infected animals to those people at the market, with no or limited person-to-person spread.</p> <p>However, we’ve since learnt there has been person-to-person transmission in people who <a href="">haven’t visited live animal markets</a>, including the <a href="">Melbourne case</a>.</p> <p>The person infected in Vietnam <a href="">had not been to China</a> at all, but was a family member of someone infected in Wuhan.</p> <p>This means an animal infection has probably learnt to jump to humans and then spread within our species.</p> <p><strong>Who is most at risk?</strong></p> <p>Of the cases in China, 21% have been reported as severely ill and, on earlier estimates, <a href="">3% of those infected</a> had died.</p> <p>The ages of the <a href="">first 17 people who died from the virus</a> range from 48 to 89, with an average age of 73. Thirteen (76%) were men and four (24%) were women.</p> <p>Most of those who have died from the virus appear to have underlying health conditions, and we know for sure in the case of ten people whose health information has been released.</p> <p>These people <a href="">suffered from a range of chronic conditions</a>, including high blood pressure (41%), diabetes (29%), stroke (18%), as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease, chronic kidney disease and Parkinson’s disease.</p> <p>If this pattern continues with the mounting death toll, older men with underlying health problems are at highest risk of dying.</p> <p><strong>How does it spread?</strong></p> <p>If the Wuhan coronavirus behaves like the other human coronaviruses such as SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), droplets of saliva, urine, faeces and blood could all be infectious.</p> <p>Contact with these substances – directly from people while they’re infectious, or indirectly from surfaces contaminated with these body substances – could lead to infection.</p> <p>This is why prompt isolation of suspected cases and good infection control practises are so important, especially if a person turns into a “super spreader”. This means they produce large amounts of virus and are unusually infectious.</p> <p><strong>How infectious is the virus?</strong></p> <p>The World Health Organisation <a href="">estimates</a> the coronavirus has a reproduction number (R0) of 1.4-2.5. This means one infected person has the ability to infect 1.4-2.5 susceptible people. But this figure could be revised as the outbreak evolves.</p> <p>In comparison, SARS had a <a href="">suspected reproduction number of of 2-5</a>. This meant one infected person could infect up to five susceptible people.</p> <p>So the Wuhan coronavirus appears less infectious than SARS.</p> <p>The <a href="">risk of transmission</a> for SARS was highest five to ten days into the illness. If people were isolated early on in their illness, after showing symptoms, they were unlikely to infect anyone else.</p> <p>But <a href="">one study</a> showed it was possible to be infectious with the Wuhan coronavirus without showing symptoms. This raises the possibility of an infected person transmitting the virus to others without knowing they’re sick. This would make it much harder for health authorities to identify and isolate the infectious people and to control the outbreak.</p> <p><strong>What is Australia doing to reduce transmission?</strong></p> <p>State and territory guidelines advise GPs and hospitals to insist people suspected of the virus wear masks and are isolated as soon as possible. They should also call ahead to their GP practice or hospital, so precautions can be in place before their arrival.</p> <p>If the virus started to spread in Australia, which is unlikely, health authorities would likely advise people to avoid large gatherings and ensure they <a href="">washed their hands</a> frequently.</p> <p>There is a role for masks when going to public places but their effectiveness depends on the <a href="">type of mask</a>, the duration it’s worn, and how well it’s fitted.</p> <p>Researchers are <a href="">currently working to develop a vaccine</a>, but it’s likely to be many months before an approved vaccine is available.</p> <p><em>Written by Sanjaya Senanayake. Republished with permission of <a href="">The Conversation.</a> </em></p>

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Hundreds of Aussies trapped in Wuhan as coronavirus death toll rises

<p>As the death toll rises, hundreds of Aussies and their families are stranded in China after being caught up in the deadly coronavirus outbreak.</p> <p>The federal government has vowed to evacuate nationals in the coming days, but more than 100 Australian children and their families are stuck in the city of Wuhan, which is the epicentre for the outbreak.</p> <p>Rui Zeverino, a Melbourne horse trainer, spoke to<span> </span><em><a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="" target="_blank">The Sydney Morning Herald</a></em><em> </em>about how the outbreak is being contained.</p> <p>"We have to walk through a pool of disinfectant, which they change every day, for our feet, to clean them," he said. "They also make us go into a special ultraviolet room in order to disinfect us. We have to stay there for four minutes before we can leave."</p> <p>"Anyone who has a temperature higher than normal, you get reported and you get taken away," he explained.</p> <p>The city of Wuhan has a population of 11 million people now resembles scenes from a disaster Hollywood film, with people barricading themselves indoors.</p> <p>"It is ground zero here," Mr Severino said. "Everyone is extremely fearful and that is why we must follow the measures enforced by the Chinese government very strictly."</p> <p>Sydney man Daniel Ou Yang visited his grandparents in Wuhan earlier this month and is now stranded due to the virus.</p> <p>"We are being advised to not even open our doors," the 21-year-old said. "I’m really worried for my grandparents and the younger kids here. The situation is pretty bad over here. I think it’s worse than the government is letting on. The hospitals are completely overwhelmed and obviously long term it’s going to get more stressful."</p> <p>"A lot of residents from other countries and students have been evacuated from China already," he said. "It is frustrating not knowing."</p> <p>Five infections have been confirmed in Australia so far, but the number is expected to rise.</p>

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Back to school warnings amid coronavirus concerns

<p>NSW health officials have warned any children who have come in contact with someone with coronavirus should not return to school tomorrow.</p> <p>They also said that any child who visited the Hubei province in China should get themselves checked out immediately for signs of the deadly infection.</p> <p>It comes as a number of schools in NSW have told families that have been to China, they would need a doctor’s certificate before term one.</p> <p>As reported by<span> </span><em>ABC News</em>, Sydney private schools Scots College, Kambala School and Newington College have reached out to parents with the warning.</p> <p>Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said any child who had been in contact with a person confirmed as having novel coronavirus must not attend school or childcare for 14 days after last coming into contact with the infected person.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src=";width=500" width="500" height="719" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allow="encrypted-media"></iframe></p> <p>“Fourteen days represented the internationally recognised incubation period for the disease,” said Dr Chant.</p> <p>“After this time the child is considered to not be at risk of infection.”</p> <p>Dr Chant said students who have travelled to Wuhan – where the virus originated – and Hubei throughout the school holidays could go back to school but should be constantly monitored for symptoms.</p> <p>“The most common symptom is fever,” Dr Chant said.</p> <p>“Other symptoms include cough, sore throat and shortness of breath.”</p> <p>Anyone who is dealing with these symptoms should immediately isolate themselves from other people and seek medical attention as soon as possible.</p>


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