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Australia Virus alert for passengers on three Sydney flights

04:57  28 july  2020
04:57  28 july  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

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NSW authorities have issued COVID-19 alerts for three flights which landed in Sydney last week.

Passengers who sat in rows 16, 17, 18 ,19 and 20 aboard flight Emirates flight EK414 which left Dubai and arrived in Sydney on Monday, July 20 are now considered close contacts of an infected person, NSW Health said today.

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Alerts have also been issued for travellers who sat in rows 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 on Jetstar flight JQ506 which left Melbourne and landed in Sydney on Saturday, July 25, and for passengers who sat in rows ​19, 20, 21, 22, 23 on Garuda Airways​ flight GA712, which arrived in Sydney from Jakarta on Wednesday, July 22.

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NSW Health is warning passengers on board a flight from Brisbane to Sydney might have contracted coronavirus . Anyone on board the flight who feels ill is being encouraged to contact their GP or visit a The passenger is one of eight new cases of the virus confirmed in NSW in the 24 hours leading

Passengers who sat in those seats are now considered to be close contacts of an infected person and must self-isolate and get tested if symptoms develop.

Travellers on these flights are probably in self isolation, either at home under regulations of their NSW border permit or in hotel quarantine.

Earlier this months, the number of overseas arrivals flying in to Sydney Airport was further reduced by the NSW Government to stop a second wave of COVID-19 reaching the state.

Just 350 passengers are now permitted to disembark at the airport each day.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the decision was necessary to allow authorities to focus their resources on stamping out community transmission.

"NSW is the gateway to Australia and it is important that passengers returning home do not overrun the capacity of NSW Health and hotel quarantine," she said in a statement.

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