Scramble to track down 47 Jetstar passengers after person who flew from Melbourne to Sydney tests positive for coronavirus
- Affected flight is JQ510 that left Melbourne at 11am on 27 September
- Most passengers are already in mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine
- 47 passengers with special permits, exemptions, crew, urgently being traced
Jetstar Flight JQ510 left Melbourne at 11am on 27 September and one passenger is believed to have travelled while infectious.
The passenger was a traveller returning from Victoria, who tested positive on day two of hotel quarantine, NSW Health said in an emailed alert on Friday.
Most passengers are already in hotel quarantine, however health authorities are urgently contacting 47 passengers with special permits or quarantine exemptions including crew.
Those deemed close contacts are advised to get tested immediately and isolate themselves for 14 days even if the test result is negative.
Victoria recorded seven new cases of coronavirus on Friday, increasing the state’s total to 20,191 of which 261 are active infections.
Another two Victorians died bringing the state’s death toll to 802.