Doctor among first cases of locally contracted coronavirus

Details come as health workers are urged to stay home if they have travelled to countries hit hard by the outbreak

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Health officials have revealed that a doctor has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, becoming among the first cases involving locally acquired infection.

NSW Minister for Health Brad Hazzard told reporters the doctor was stable and receiving treatment at Westmead Hospital’s intensive care unit in Sydney where he was "going quite well".

He said the doctor had been working in Ryde