COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania
|COVID-19 pandemic in Oceania|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Index case||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Arrival date||25 January 2020|
(1 year, 7 months, 3 weeks and 4 days ago)
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Oceania on 25 January 2020 with the first confirmed case reported in Melbourne, Australia. It has since spread elsewhere in the region, although many small Pacific island nations have thus far avoided the outbreak by closing their international borders.
References[change | change source]
- "First confirmed case of novel coronavirus in Australia". Australian Government Department of Health. 25 January 2020. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
- "WHO COVID-19 Dashboard". 24 April 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.