Hunt for Jetstar travellers after passenger tests positive for coronavirus

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A search is underway for Jetstar passengers after a traveller from Melbourne tested positive to coronavirus.

NSW Health says the person arrived at Ballina Airport, in northern NSW, on Sunday on Jetstar flight JQ466.

“The individual was screened on arriving at Ballina airport and since arriving they have been in mandatory 14-day self-isolation. Any potential close contacts are being followed up,” a statement from the department said.

NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said the person was wearing a surgical mask and had self isolated.

A Jetstar passenger from Melbourne has tested positive to coronavirus. Pictured is a stock image. Source: AAP, file
A Jetstar passenger from Melbourne has tested positive to coronavirus. Pictured is a stock image. Source: AAP, file

The state confirmed 10 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Thursday.

Of these new cases, four people are in hotel quarantine.

Meanwhile three new cases – a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s who infected at Planet Fitness and a woman in her 30s who is the spouse of a previously reported case – confirmed on Thursday were linked to Crossroads Hotel in Casula, in Sydney’s southwest, where a cluster continues to grow.

Planet Fitness had been closed for deep cleaning on Sunday and remained closed, NSW Health said.

Four more previously reported cases were linked to the hotel cluster, bring the total number of infections to 40 linked to the Casula venue.

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