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Queensland Health Adds Local Exposure Sites for the Far North

Queensland Health Adds Cairns Exposure Sites for the Delta strain of COVID-19

A 20-year-old Mareeba student flew into Cairns from Melbourne via the Sunshine Coast on Friday. She arrived in Cairns on Flight VA791 from Brisbane to Cairns (4.50pm-7.20pm), was met by a relative, and driven to Mareeba. After experiencing symptoms, she was tested at the Atherton fever clinic, and returned a positive COVID result.

Queensland Health has now added three exposure sites for the Far North.

Cairns Domestic Airport. Image Credit / Cairns Airport

Close Contacts

Advice for close contacts is to quarantine immediately and get tested at your earliest opportunity.

Continue to quarantine even after receiving a negative result.

Anyone who has visited a close contact site should also complete a contact tracing form.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Flight VA791 from Brisbane to Cairns, 4.50pm-7.20pm.


Casual Contacts

Advice for casual contacts is to quarantine at home immediately and get tested at your earliest opportunity. Continue to quarantine until you receive a negative result.

Anyone who has visited a casual contact site should also complete a contact tracing form.

Friday, July 16, 2021.

Cairns Domestic Airport Terminal, luggage collection area, 7.30pm-8pm.


Low Risk Contacts

Advice for low-risk contacts is to get tested but you do not need to isolate unless you have symptoms.

If you have symptoms, quarantine at home until you receive a negative result.

Continue to monitor for symptoms.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Cairns Domestic Airport Terminal, except for luggage collection area, 7.30pm-8pm.

The exposure list is subject to additions.

Please click here for further information on Queensland’s exposure sites, and monitor the page for further updates.


The patient is fully vaccinated with Pfizer, health authorities expect she has the Delta variant of coronavirus and it is understood that she has been transferred to Brisbane, where she is in a stable position.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young reported yesterday that the young woman received a text message from Victoria’s Health Department on July 15 to advise her that the Young & Jackson Hotel in Melbourne, which she had attended on July 10, was a Tier One exposure site.

She immediately attended for a COVID test, returning a negative result, and travelled north via the Sunshine Coast. Upon arrival in Mareeba, she experienced symptoms and was again tested for COVID at the Atherton fever Clinic on July 18, returning a positive result on Monday night.

14 million Australians are living and working under lockdown as the nation struggles to manage the latest COVID outbreak. 

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