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Virus case sparks scare for Brisbane Airport

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Queensland Health has sounded the alarm about a man who spent several hours at Brisbane Airport before being diagnosed with COVID.
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A traveller has tested positive for COVID-19 after potentially being infectious at Brisbane Airport for four hours.

Queenland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the man transited through Brisbane while travelling from Newcastle to the Northern Territory on Friday.

The man, who was fully vaccinated, was on a “red” flight from NSW, so anyone ending their journey Brisbane would have gone into hotel quarantine.

“We’re just wanting to make sure that that person, in the four hours that they were at the domestic airport, did not move around very far, and whether they went to any food courts or any other areas,” Ms D’Ath said on Monday.

“If you were at the Brisbane domestic airport on the 17th of September, just keep an eye on our website today to see if there is any exposure sites listed.”

  • All of Queensland’s COVID exposure sites are here

Queensland also had two other virus cases on Monday. One is a traveller who arrived on the flight from NSW and is in hotel quarantine, while the other is an overseas arrivals who is also in hotel quarantine.

There were no new local cases.

Meanwhile, Queensland Health administered 56,907 vaccine doses on its vaccination drive weekend, dubbed “The Super Pfizer weekend”.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said once Commonwealth vaccination figures from GPs and pharmacies were added, she was confident that more than 60 per cent of eligible Queenslanders will have had one dose of a vaccine.

“They’re about two days behind, so we’re pretty confident we’ve clicked over that 60 per cent, which is wonderful,” she said.

“We have 41.47 per cent of eligible Queenslanders fully vaccinated, which of course is really good news as well.”

Ms Palaszczuk urged even more people to get vaccinated due to the risk of a Delta outbreak in the state.

She said getting the jab would help maintain the lifestyle in Queensland, which has few restrictions compared to other states.

“What we’re trying to do here in Queensland is protect our freedoms,” she said.

“In Victoria and NSW, they’re trying to get their freedoms back.

“You would have heard Victoria talking about having 30 people, or Christmas dinner – we have 100 people allowed to come to your homes at the moment in Queensland.

“We are about protecting our lifestyle protecting our freedoms, and that’s why the vaccination is so important.”