More than 60 Qantas passengers have been public health team have decided to take that very precautious stance to make sure that any remote chance of this person being positive while they were in Tasmania, or the four hours (they were) in Melbourne, that we just run that to ground,” Mr. Weimar said.emerged. Sixty-one passengers on a Qantas flight were exposed to isolatione after a health worker who left Tasmania and to the UK tested positive for the virus. In a daily on Saturday, Victorian testing head Jeroen Weimar said the person traveled via Melbourne on QF1542, which departed Launceston at 10.15 a.m. on July 2. The person more than 72 hours after leaving Melbourne, and 61 passengers on the Qantas flight have been told to isolate and get a test. “It is an exceptionally long shot, but out of an abundance of caution, both ourselves … (and the) Tasmanian
“My thanks to 61 passengers who have been contacted.” Mr. Weimar said the person spent four hours in Melbourne. Tasmanian health authorities on Friday were investigating the movements of the health worker, who had been working at the Launceston General Hospital before traveling around the state and flyingto London. The health worker and colleague had negative results. The pair flew to Singapore and London, arriving on July 3, where one of them . Both had in March and April this year, and authorities believe the virus may have been picked up between Singapore and London.
The news comes as Victoria marked ten days without any local cases after an outbreak of theof the virus shut down Melbourne for part of last month. The Victorian on Friday to allow bigger crowds at sporting and entertainment events and slightly relaxed mask rules. Martin Foley said the state was in a “stable position” but urged Victorians not to become complacent. “With the slower than forecast rollout of the Commonwealth vaccination program, reduction in returning traveler caps not yet in effect across the country, and outbreaks interstate continuing to pose a risk to Victoria, the advice from our public is that we ease those restrictions carefully and cautiously,” he said.
The easing of restrictions aligns the cityacross regional Victoria from 11.59 p.m. Saturday, there will also be some changes to Victoria’s travel rules for other Australian states and territories. The Northern Territory has been changed to a green zone after were formerly considered orange zones. In Queensland, some areas changed from orange to green. Townsville, Palm Island, Ipswich, Logan, Redland, , Lockyer Valley, Noosa, Scenic Rim, and Somerset are those places.