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A Queensland nursing house is in lockdown after a employee on the state-run Rockhampton facility examined optimistic for coronavirus, whereas passengers on a Brisbane-to-Sydney flight have been warned they might have come into contact with an contaminated traveller.

A fast response crew has been despatched to the north Rockhampton centre after the nurse returned a optimistic check at 8pm on Thursday.

She had been working till very not too long ago and there are fears for the well being of 115 residents and 180 healthcare employees.

The state’s chief well being officer, Dr Jeannette Younger, stated the nurse was suspected to have grow to be contaminated throughout a visit to Brisbane.

“It is extremely, very regarding,” Younger informed reporters on Friday.

Queensland’s well being minister, Stephen Miles, stated the fast response crew was working to determine workers and residents who had been in touch with the contaminated nurse.

“They’re quickly testing numerous individuals to determine whether or not anybody else has been affected,” he informed reporters. “The centre is at the moment locked down and any workers in touch are in quarantine and have been examined.”

He stated the final Rockhampton case of coronavirus was seven weeks in the past, on 30 March, and the final lively case was thought of to be resolved on 1 Might.

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Passengers and crew on flight QF537 from Brisbane to Sydney on Tuesday 12 May have been alerted to observe for Covid-19 signs and call well being authorities in the event that they turned sick after an abroad traveller on the flight examined optimistic.

The traveller had arrived in Brisbane and accomplished the obligatory 14-day quarantine interval earlier than boarding the flight, New South Wales Well being stated.

The individual developed signs afterwards and NSW Health stated it was “possible they have been infectious on the flight to Sydney”.

The division stated it was contact tracing all shut contacts in NSW and on the flight to Sydney, and was working with different jurisdictions to determine every other shut contacts.

The state recorded eight new circumstances on Friday. The Rockhampton case was certainly one of solely two new Covid-19 circumstances recorded in Queensland in a single day.