NSW Health is asking anyone seated in rows 2-6 on flight QF1509 or rows 3-7 on flight VA651 from Sydney to Canberra on February 28 to self isolate.
Local media report authorities are worried that some people on the flight may have been in contact with Coronavirus patients.
“Anyone else travelling on these flights in other rows are not considered to be close contacts and should monitor their health until 13 March and to contact their GP for assessment and testing if they develop any symptoms,” NSW health said in statement.
NSW health also release a number of Flight details where people had likely been carrying passengers with Coronavirus.
There are a number of new cases in NSW this weekend:
The new cases include:
A male in his 60s who recently returned from Italy and is currently under investigation.
A second male in his 40s who is a known close contact of a previously confirmed case. He travelled on two domestic flights on 28 February while symptomatic but before he had been identified as a close contact.
Flight 1: 6.45am QF1509 Sydney to Canberra and Flight 2: 2.35pm VA651 Canberra to Sydney.
NSW Health is asking anyone seated in rows 2-6 in the first flight or rows 3-7 in the second flight to self-isolate and call their local public health unit for further guidance on 1300 066 055.
Anyone else travelling on these flights in other rows are not considered to be close contacts and should monitor their health until 13 March and to contact their GP for assessment and testing if they develop any symptoms.
NSW Health is continuing to find and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.
For flights with suspected cornbread cases, here’s that advice
Advice for passengers on flights with a confirmed case of COVID-19
People seated in the same row as the case, the two rows in front, and the two rows behind should:
- Self-quarantine at home for 14 days
- Seek immediate attention if symptoms develop
- For more information refer to Home isolation guidance for close contacts and recently returned travellers from mainland China and/or Iran
All other passengers should:
- Monitor their own health for 14 days from the day the flight landed
- Seek medical attention if symptoms develop
- For more information refer to Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) casual contact – what you need to know
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