Following the announcement a Victorian man tested positive for COVID-19 after completing 14 days of quarantine at a Western Australian hotel at the centre of a coronavirus outbreak, passengers onboard a Qantas flight are now being told to isolate for two weeks.
Victoria’s streak of no locally acquired COVID-19 cases came to an end on Friday morning, with one new local case confirmed.
Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley confirmed at a press conference that a Victorian man contracted the virus in a Perth quarantine hotel before travelling to Melbourne on Wednesday.
He was notified by authorities immediately after landing in Melbourne on Qantas flight QF778 that he was a close contact of a positive case in an adjacent room.
The man, from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, was subsequently tested and his positive result came back at 2am on Friday, breaking Victoria’s 56-day streak without any local cases.
Health authorities are now working on contacting everyone on the flight, with all passengers being told to get tested and quarantine.
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“Obviously, there are going to be a number of primary close contacts on that flight and that flight was Qantas QF778,” Mr Foley said…