Virgin Australia passengers on high alert over Covid fears

·News Reporter
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Queensland Health has issued a public health alert for two more Virgin Australia flights which may have seen passengers and crew exposed to coronavirus.

The state reported three new cases of community-transmitted Covid-19 on Wednesday.

On Wednesday afternoon, the health department warned of two more exposure sites – both Virgin Australia flights.

A man sits at a cafe in front of a Virgin Australia plane at Sydney Airport.
Two more Virgin flights between Brisbane and Sydney may have seen passengers and crews exposed to Covid. Source: AAP, file

Virgin Australia flight WA924, which departed Brisbane for Sydney on Saturday at 8.05am, is named as one of them while VA957 is other. VA957 departed Sydney for Brisbane on Saturday at 3.56pm.

Anyone who is on these flights is considered a casual contact, and is being asked to self-isolate and receive a Covid test. 

They should remain in self-isolation until a negative result is received.

Queensland remains on high alert after a 19-year-old woman working in Brisbane's Prince Charles Hospital tested positive for coronavirus on Monday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk placed South East Queensland into a 72-hour lockdown on Tuesday along with Townsville city, Palm Island and Magnetic Island.

More to come.

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