COVID-19: Confirmed case on Qantas flight to Geraldton

Geraldton Guardian
File image: Qantas plane at Geraldton Airport.
Camera IconFile image: Qantas plane at Geraldton Airport. Credit: Anita Kirkbright/The Geraldton Guardian

Passengers on a Qantas plane from Perth to Geraldton on March 19 have been urged to watch for COVID-19 symptoms after a person tested positive.

The WA Department of Health is advising all passengers on QF2982 that day to monitor their health for 14 days from the day the flight landed and to contact the Mid West Public Health Unit on 9956 1985 if symptoms develop.

People who were seated in rows 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are asked to self-quarantine at home for 14 days from the day the flight landed and to also call 9956 1985 should symptoms arise.

As of Friday afternoon, two people had tested positive in the Mid West to COVID-19 since testing began.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.


For more information go to:




https://www.health.gov.au/resources/ collections/novel-coronavirus-2019- ncov-resources

National Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

HEALTH ALERT:This coronavirus article is unlocked and free to read in the interest of community health and safety. For full access to Geraldton Guardian journalism, subscribe here.

CORRECTED STORY: A previous version of this story listed an incorrect phone number for the Mid West Public Health Unit. The number has been corrected.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails