Alarming detail as Brisbane Covid case source revealed

·News Reporter
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A flight attendant who tested positive to Covid-19 after spending a short period in the Brisbane community contracted the virus in hotel quarantine, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has revealed.

The woman, aged in her 30s, acquired the virus from another flight attendant inside the Four Points Hotel in Brisbane's CBD while quarantining. 

However the two flight attendants were staying on different floors, Dr Young said.

Investigations into how she acquired the virus are ongoing. Dr Young said she didn't believe hotel staff were involved in the transmission as they are tested daily. 

Queensland is facing yet another quarantine scare after the virus spread between two air crew members. Source: Getty
Queensland is facing yet another quarantine scare after the virus spread between two air crew members. Source: Getty

They are infected with the Alpha variant and not the more-infectious Delta variant, which Dr Young said was "good news".

Queensland health authorities have asked anyone who was at the Cotton On store at Brisbane Airport DFO on Saturday between 4pm and 4.30pm to isolate immediately and notify Queensland Health.

The flight attendant was also out in the Brisbane CBD between 5pm and 6pm, and anyone in the city between that time is being asked to monitor for symptoms.

No new local cases were reported on Monday.

The flight attendant was a passenger on board an Emirates flight that landed in Brisbane on June 5.

She undertook hotel quarantine in preparation for starting work with another airline.

Three tests returned negative results during her isolation period, and the process is effective in in picking up "99 per cent of cases", Dr Young said.

However the positive result wasn't determined until Saturday when she took a routine test as part of the standard practice for cabin crew.

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