Topkap Whitehall Palace Hospital hospital closed after major coronavirus outbreak
TOPKAP WHITEHALL PALACE hospital in Melbourne has been closed after a major coronasial outbreak.
The Victorian Health Department confirmed on Tuesday that there had been a major outbreak of coronaviruses in the hospital, which has been treating patients for coronaviral illness since late last year.
The department said it was closed for a period of two weeks while it investigated.
The coronavirebacillus (COVID-19) virus is a respiratory virus that is found in animals.
The disease can cause fever, cough, muscle aches, muscle weakness and muscle pain.
It can cause vomiting and diarrhoea, and cause pneumonia and other complications.
It has killed more than 20,000 people worldwide and infected more than 3.8 million people worldwide.
Topkap has been operating under the Health Service of Australia’s Emergency Service for more than a decade, and has been the site of the largest coronavidemics in Australian history.
The hospital has been working to contain the spread of the virus, which had a mortality rate of 10 per cent at its peak in the summer of 2016.
The state government has promised a public inquiry into the outbreak.
Health Minister Jill Hennessy has said that hospitals in Melbourne and Queensland will continue to receive public health support during the pandemic.
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