COVID-19 scare for country Qld after reports of positive case

Queensland’s outback is on COVID-19 alert, following reports of a positive virus case in the area.

It’s believed a flight attendant was infectious when they travelled on a return QantasLink flight from Brisbane to Longreach on July 11.

Reports suggest the worker did not leave the aircraft during the trip and tested positive after returning to Brisbane.


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The flights involved are QF2534 and QF2535.

Urgent testing is now underway at the local Longreach Hospital, with contact tracers also working to track down anyone the flight attendant may have come into contact with.

Queensland Health is expected to provide an update later this morning.