Hundreds of passengers who flew from Sydney to Melbourne are ordered to quarantine IMMEDIATELY amid fears they were exposed to two international travellers who breached COVID rules
Passengers that were on a Virgin flight from Sydney to Melbourne have been warned by health authorities to self-isolate immediately – after two international travellers on board failed to quarantine in New South Wales.
The Victorian Department of Health issued the warning to those on board the flight VA 838, which left Sydney at midday on Saturday and landed in Melbourne at 1.25pm.
These travellers were told to ‘isolate at home immediately’ and call the DHHS for further information.
The two foreigners are now isolating in Victoria and it’s not known whether or not they had contracted coronavirus.
Passengers that were on a Virgin flight from Sydney to Melbourne have been warned by health authorities to self-isolate immediately. Pictured: Shoppers walk along a busy Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on November 27
Authorities are yet to reveal how the pair were able to dodge the mandatory quarantine after arriving in NSW.
‘A comprehensive public health response is under way, including testing and full contact tracing,’ DHHS said in the statement.
The warning comes after Victoria celebrated its 36th day without any new infections.
More to come.