Hunt for plane passengers after Qld traveller tests positive to COVID-19

Health authorities are urgently trying to contact passengers who were on board a Qantas flight to Brisbane after a fellow traveller contracted coronavirus.

The flight, QF614, arrived at Brisbane Airport from Melbourne on Wednesday, April 22.

Anyone who was on the flight is now being urged to contact Queensland Health as soon as possible.


“They wont all be required to quarantine, but they will be provided with health advice and asked some questions about their health since that flight,” Health Minister Steven Miles said on Saturday.

“Those who were in close proximity of that passenger may be asked to quarantine.”

That case was the only new virus case recorded in Queensland today.

It takes the state total to 1034, however 965 of those have now fully recovered.

Mr Miles confirmed there are now just 63 active cases across the state.

“We have just 10 patients in our Queensland Hospitals right now, four of those are in Intensive Care, so again we are seeing reduced numbers of people in hospital.”

He also reminded Queenslanders to continue social distancing as restrictions are relaxed across the state.

“Today is the first day of an experiment for Queenslanders, to see whether when more of us move around we can continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19,” Mr Miles said.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk also reiterated the importance of following the rules this long weekend, to avoid a second wave of the virus.

“We still have to keep a lid on mass gatherings, so if a place is busy this weekend, please go somewhere else,” she said.

“This is a test run… How well we do this weekend determines what else we can do in the future.

“I know it’s been hard, I know you’re sick of it. Who isn’t? But we are not new York, we are not London and I have never been more grateful that I live in Queensland and I have never been more proud of Queenslanders.

“Keep up the great work and have a great weekend!”

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Shouldn’t ALL passengers have gone into mandatory quarantine once arriving in Qld??

I thought our Qld borders were closed – how is it that a plane can land here from Vic with no mandatory quarantine for all those on board. This makes a mockery of all our efforts at staying home and practising social distancing, WTF???

I’m confused with this case. Another report said this was an overseas traveller from Melbourne, then why wasn’t the person tested during quarantine down there?

Because stupidity knows no bounds

Why the hell are they allowing interstate flights

While Anna is patting you all on the back maybe she can ask all the idiots that have been showing up on Northern NSW beaches for their holidays with surfboards on their roofs to cut it out. Apparently they’re all here working.

If this person had recently returned from o/seas, why are they not in quarantine, why were they allowed to travel interstate and was this essential travel?
We are all doing our bit, then gaps in the system allow this to happen.
Is it me is there something wrong here

Get told one thing, monkeys are doing another.