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Qantas passengers get tested after flying to Melbourne from Perth with Covid infected man

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Agonising wait for plane load of Qantas passengers after they flew to Melbourne with a Covid-infected man on board – with more than 100 still waiting for test results

  • A 45-year-old man carrying the virus flew on QF778 from Perth on Wednesday 
  • All 241 passengers are in isolation and tested with 135 negative results so far
  • He caught the virus in a quarantine hotel in Perth where an outbreak began 

More than a hundred Qantas passengers are still waiting for coronavirus test results, after flying to Melbourne with an infected traveller five days ago.

A 45-year-old man carrying the virus flew on QF778 from Perth on Wednesday.

Of the 241 other passengers, 135 have so far tested negative, but more than a hundred others are still waiting on a result.

The man’s four close contacts – his spouse, two children and one child’s friend – have also tested negative.

Of the 10 airport staff potentially exposed to the case, six have tested negative, and health authorities said messages had been sent to all passengers from the flight.

Of the 241 other Qantas passengers, 135 have so far tested negative, but more than a hundred others are still waiting on a result

Of the 241 other Qantas passengers, 135 have so far tested negative, but more than a hundred others are still waiting on a result

Of the 241 other Qantas passengers, 135 have so far tested negative, but more than a hundred others are still waiting on a result

Meanwhile, Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine on Sunday.

The state has not had any new local cases, making 58 days with no community transmission, with the Melbourne passenger counting as an ‘interstate case’.

After playing at Perth’s Optus Stadium at the weekend, North Melbourne’s AFL side returned to Melbourne on Sunday.

All members of the party were tested on arrival and must isolate at home, but have been granted an exemption for training and on medical and compassionate grounds.

Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine on Sunday (pictured, a barista in Melbourne)

Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine on Sunday (pictured, a barista in Melbourne)

Victoria recorded one new case of COVID-19 in hotel quarantine on Sunday (pictured, a barista in Melbourne)

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