1500 travellers in quarantine after “mammoth” Qld Health call tracing operation

Queensland Health has actually confirmed all 1500 people, feared to have actually entered call with a favorable COVID-19 case at Melbourne Airport, have been found. The visitors all travelled through Tullamarine’s Terminal 4 on February 9, the same day an individual contaminated with coronavirus operated at the airport’s Brunetti coffee shop.

Queensland Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Sonya Bennett stated all 1500 individuals have been asked to quarantine at their place of residence for 14 days, from the moment they were last in Greater Melbourne.


“The truth that we have had the ability to relocate so swiftly to get in touch with these 1500 individuals suggests we are in a really positive position to control any kind of prospective spread right into our community from our country’s most current outbreak,” Dr Bennett claimed.

“The circumstance in Melbourne is yet another wake-up telephone call for our community, that anything can alter at any type of given minute throughout a pandemic.”

Greater Melbourne is now a declared COVID-19 hotspot, meaning anyone from the location is banned from going into the sunlight state.

“If you showed up in Queensland before 1am on Saturday, and you have actually been in Greater Melbourne in the last 14 days, please get tested immediately as well as isolate up until you have your outcomes,” Dr Bennett claimed.

“For those that arrived after 1am, anyone that has been in Greater Melbourne because 9 February, have to quarantine in government arranged lodging.”

Anyone that has actually remained in any type of part of Victoria in the last 14 days is also called for to finish a Queensland Border

Declaration Pass to go into Queensland. At the same time, Queensland is now formally open up to Perth and also Peel after the state managed to get the edge on their feared virus outbreak.

“From 1am Sunday 14 February there will be no hotspots in Western Australia,” Dr Bennett claimed.

“You will certainly not have to finish a Queensland Border Declaration Pass to go into Queensland if you have been to Western Australia in the last 14 days.”