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Jetstar passenger who travelled from Melbourne to Sydney is diagnosed with coronavirus 

Jetstar passenger who travelled from Melbourne to Sydney is diagnosed with coronavirus

  • A Jetstar passenger who flew into Sydney has tested positive to coronavirus
  • The woman in her 30s arrived on Saturday on flight JQ506 from Melbourne
  • NSW Health is contacting travellers who sat near the woman on the flight  

A Jetstar passenger who flew into Sydney from Victoria has tested positive to coronavirus.

The woman, aged in her 30s, boarded flight JQ506 in Melbourne on Saturday before testing positive to COVID-19 in New South Wales.

NSW Health on Tuesday said they are contacting travellers who sat near the woman on the flight. Close contacts will be required to isolate for two weeks. 

‘Passengers who were close contacts are being placed into self-isolation for 14 days after the flight and asked to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, and get tested, even if they have the mildest of symptoms,’ a spokesperson said. 

A Jetstar passenger who flew into Sydney from Victoria has tested positive to coronavirus. Pictured: Sydney Airport 

Passengers seated in rows 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 have been identified as close contacts.

NSW Health said the woman is in isolation and contact tracing is underway. 

The health alert for Jetstar passengers comes as NSW recorded 14 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday. 

Six of the fresh cases are linked to the funeral gatherings cluster, four cases are associated with Thai Rock Wetherill Park and one case is connected to the Thai Rock restaurant at Potts Point.  

One case is a staff member at the Apollo restaurant in Potts Point and another is a returned traveller in hotel quarantine. The final new infection is the traveller from Victoria.  

NSW Health is also asking anyone who lives in or has visited the Potts Point area in the past two weeks to get tested if they have respiratory symptoms.

Pictured: A passenger from Melbourne is greeted by staff from NSW Health at Sydney Airport on July 2

Pictured: A passenger from Melbourne is greeted by staff from NSW Health at Sydney Airport on July 2

Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the coming weeks will be critical for managing the recent and renewed spread of the virus, which has been linked to a second wave outbreak in Victoria.

She said NSW authorities remain on high alert.

‘There’s a lot of things going right but there’s a lot of things we can’t control. It only takes one or two cases for there to be a ripple effect,’ Ms Berejiklian told the Nine Network on Tuesday.

‘When you think about what you might have done in the past 14 days or what your friends might have done in the past 14 days, all the places you may have gone through, that’s what each of our health detectives does.’

Five COVID-19 patients are in intensive care, with one on a ventilator.

Pictured: Passengers are seen at Sydney Airport after flying in from Melbourne on July 7

Pictured: Passengers are seen at Sydney Airport after flying in from Melbourne on July 7

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