Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Health alert issued for Jetstar flight

NSW Health has issued an COVID-19 alert to passengers aboard a flight from Melbourne to Sydney on Sunday.

In a statement this afternoon, it said a passenger on the flight, who had been returning to NSW from Victoria, tested positive while in quarantine today.

It’s believed the person was infectious while travelling between the states.

“The majority of passengers on the Jetstar Flight JQ510 which left Melbourne at 11am on 27 September are already undertaking mandatory hotel quarantine,” NSW Health said.

“NSW is contacting 47 passengers travelling with special permits or quarantine exemptions or crew. Those deemed close contacts of the case have been advised to immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days and stay isolated for the entire period, even if a negative test result is received.

“This traveller tested positive to a Day 2 test in hotel quarantine and is believed to have travelled while infectious.

“There is no ongoing risk of infection to the general public.”

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