Melbourne Airport is declared a Covid exposure site after traveller who caught the virus at a Perth quarantine hotel flew home and tested positive
A man arrived at the airport in Tullamarine on Wednesday evening after being in close contact with a man who was infected with coronavirus in Perth.
He arrived on Qantas flight QF778 and was in Terminal One between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.
The Victorian Department of Health are requesting anyone who was aboard the flight to immediately get tested and self isolate for 14 days unless told otherwise by government officials.
‘If you were on this flight, you must isolate, get tested and remain isolated for 14 days – unless otherwise formally advised by the Department of Health,’ a health department statement read.
‘The Department is contacting over 250 individuals on this flight using information obtained from comprehensive flight manifest data, and border permits.
‘While the individual returned directly to his home in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, he did pass through the airport.’