Yesterday, the Chinese Embassy in Australia issued an announcement:

Starting from September 9th, passengers (regardless of nationality) returning from Australia by flight (including direct flights and transit through third-party countries) must provide a nucleic acid test certificate.

According to the notice, what needs to be provided are:

1. Proof of negative nucleic acid test
2. Green health code with "HS" logo in the WeChat applet

Testing period:

Within 3 days before boarding and returning home, in other words, the boarding time of the returning flight will be advanced 72 hours.

Where to check:

  • You can check the official website of Victorian DHS, the testing agencies listed above are all approved by the embassy;
  • GP testing requires an appointment, and results are usually available within 3-4 days;
  • The following are the points where you can go directly to the test without making an appointment in advance. The results are usually available in 2-3 days:

  • You can go to the hospital for testing, but it takes a long time
  • If you are not sure about the detection point, you can call the hotline for consultation: 1800 675 398

remind:

  • Call the testing agency in advance to find out the time of the report;
  • Ask the organization whether to provide a PDF version or a paper report, because the report in the form of SMS is not recognized;
  • To remind testing agencies that the purpose of this report is Travel Permission.

After getting the negative nucleic acid certificate, you must obtain the green health code of the HS logo within 24 hours.

First enter the WeChat applet of "International Version of Epidemic Prevention Health Code",

Then declare personal information, take photos or take screenshots and upload the results of nucleic acid test reports,

The applet will display the green health code marked "HS".

With this health code and a negative nucleic acid test report, you can board the plane.

According to the current epidemic situation, compulsory nucleic acid testing can also enable people to "know and react early." Because, no one knows when it will recover once infected...

A filmmaker from Byron Bay, Australia, has personally experienced this kind of suffering in recent months.She was tested positive three times in a row and the whole process was very torturing.

Moreover, it is very likely that it will never get better...

The 35-year-old woman named Mirabai Nicholson-McKellar developed some mild symptoms after returning to Australia from Germany in April.The result is positive after the test.

The nightmare began here.

In fact, before arriving in Brisbane from Europe on March 3, Mirabai had already had mild symptoms.

As soon as she landed, she told the staff at the border that she had no sense of smell or taste, but because she did not have a cough or fever, she could not be tested for the virus.

However, regardless of whether the test can be accepted, after returning to Australia,14 days quarantine is a must.

However, after the 14-day quarantine ended,The test result is still positive again.

So, after 14 days of quarantine, she entered again6 weeks of self-isolation. During this time, her body has been experiencing various symptoms, including: various pains, sinus infections, severe headaches, diarrhea, nausea, chest pains and shortness of breath.

By April 4, she was finally told that she had gotten rid of the virus.

but,After just 4 days, she was rushed to the emergency room again, Because when she was working from home, she suddenly had a very serious chest pain.

This time,The result is positive again. After the hospital gave her some Panadol, she was sent home for isolation.

Later, she took an X-ray of her lungs in the hospital. The images showed that her lungs were shadowed and abnormal. So an infectious disease specialist took over her case and tested her again two weeks later.

In mid-May-5 months have passed since her first symptom-she was tested again,The result this time is still positive.

Her biological sample was taken to continue analysis. And she herself, so far,Has been in self-isolation for up to 60 days...Fortunately, she is no longer contagious.

However, Mirabai is still very worried about her situation, because the doctors still don't know the disease well, and don't know how long it will take her to recover.

"This disease is very tormenting. In addition to the severe symptoms and long duration, we don't know much about it, which makes us feel very passive and vulnerable."

In more than five months, waves of extreme exhaustion hit her, making it difficult for her to even find things that are easy, such as driving.

"This simply turned me into a cripple, unable to live like ordinary people at all."

"I can't even do the simplest things. I'm really frustrated."

During this time, Mirabai has been recording his situation and changes on social media.

On the 22nd day, she wrote: "I really hate the feeling of illness."

On the 48th day, she said that she felt as if someone had hammered her chest "heavy" and "ribs hurt like a knife."

Mirabai said that in the worst condition, it is difficult to drive for 20 minutes. Sometimes I even feel that I "will never get better anymore."

"It's really a long process of suffering. The condition has not changed, and no one knows when I will get better or if it will get better."

According to the NSW Department of Health data,50% of COVID-16 patients recover within 75 days, and 23% have overcome the virus after XNUMX days.

Of the 3000 patients, 95% did not get rid of the virus until 6 weeks later.

In addition, Queensland’s Minister of Health, Dr Jeannette Young, posted a video on Saturday telling everyone that some patients infected with COVID-19 will not fully recover.

"For many people, COVID-19 is just a mild disease, but at the same time as we get deeper into this disease,It was found that a considerable number of people will not fully recover, and they will have long-term sequelae."

"Because this virus not only affects the health of the lungs, it is not like a cold germ, it affects all parts of the body."
Dr Young said that long-term sequelae can affect the heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and brain.

Therefore, if you find that you are experiencing symptoms, you must be tested as soon as possible and be treated early.