A Public Health Alert has been issued and contact tracing is underway after a passenger on a recent flight to Bundaberg tested positive to COVID-19.
Queensland Health and Ambulance Services Minister Steven Miles said contact tracing had been initiated for two flights of concern: Virgin Flight VA313 – Melbourne to Brisbane – 1 June 2020 and Virgin Flight VA2905 – Brisbane to Bundaberg – 2 June 2020.
“We are in the process of contacting people from these flights after a passenger tested positive to COVID-19,” Mr Miles said.
“We ask that passengers of these flights, who have not already been contacted by Queensland Health, to call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and advise that you were a passenger on this flight.
“We urge anyone in Queensland experiencing a COVID-19 symptom – including fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, shortness of breath, or fatigue – to get tested.”
Tracing underway after Bundaberg flight passenger tests positive to COVID-19
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service also confirmed there had been one new case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region.
“The case is a male farm worker who has recently arrived in Bundaberg, after travelling interstate from Victoria, via Brisbane,” Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service wrote in a Facebook post.
“He is doing well and is being appropriately isolated.
“The community can rest assured that contact tracing and follow-up testing of contacts is well under way, which means we are directly contacting and testing people considered to be at risk.”
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service are asking passengers of these flights, who have not already been contacted by Queensland Health, to call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) and advise that you were a passenger on this flight.
“We’ll communicate further if we have any more confirmed cases, or if it’s determined that there are any further risks to the public,” the Facebook post said.
“The latest case is a timely reminder to get tested for COVID-19 if you have any cold- or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.”
Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service’s COVID-19 fever clinics operate seven days a week in Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay, from 9.30am-5.30pm.
To find out more about testing, you can contact your GP or 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84), call ahead to one of our fever clinics or simply turn up. Location and contact details for local fever clinics can be found by clicking here.
For the latest information, go to www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.
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