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Victorian health minister Martin Foley says all passengers on Qantas flight QF778 from Perth to Melbourne are being considered close contacts and will need to isolate for 14 days after an infected man flew home on Wednesday.
The man’s family are now also being tested.
Health Minister MARTIN FOLEY:
Man flew into Melb on Wednesday (QF778) after 2wks quarantine in Perth.
Told he was a primary close contact of a +ve case.
Went home with spouse to home with 2 kids.
Tested yesterday and asked to go into Melb Quarantine.
Positive result at 2am.
Brilliant observation from my colleague Nino Bucci: could you imagine if WA premier Mark McGowan shut the border on Victoria after personally delivering it a Covid-19 case.