Coronavirus Qld: Health authorities chase down 50 Melbourne travellers who provided incorrect contact details

Health authorities are urgently chasing down 50 Melbourne travellers within the Sunshine State following a mix-up with passenger info.

When the Palaszczuk authorities slammed the borders closed to Victoria on Friday because the Vacation Inn cluster grew, Deputy Premier Steven Miles stated authorities have been significantly involved about 1500 individuals in Queensland who had come into contact with the an infection web site at Tullamarine Airport.

This alarming variety of doubtlessly contaminated travellers wanted to be traced by authorities, examined and remoted till it was sure there was no danger of neighborhood transmission within the Sunshine State.

This risk was eased on Saturday when it was introduced all 1500 travellers had been traced and contacted, however it has now been revealed 50 weren’t efficiently contacted as a result of private info provided for the flights was false.

“Initially, we reached out to the total listing of individuals in line with the contact details we acquired from flight manifests, as we usually do,” a Queensland Health spokesperson instructed NCA NewsWire on Monday afternoon.

“Nevertheless, round 50 bounced again, probably as a consequence of incorrect contact details, which implies we’re persevering with to observe them up.”

Queensland introduced on Friday it will shut its borders to higher Melbourne from Saturday morning for 14 days after declaring 36 of town’s native authorities areas sizzling spots.

The decision got here moments after Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews introduced a snap five-day lockdown following an emergency assembly along with his cupboard because the Vacation Inn cluster continued to unfold.

Victoria has returned to stage 4 restrictions till Wednesday a minimum of.


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk earlier on Monday revealed that THE Gold Coast can be the primary hub entrusted with the COVID-19 vaccine, with vials of the extremely anticipated Pfizer jab to reach as early as subsequent week.

The Gold Coast College Hospital can be used as a trial for the vaccine on the finish of the month. The Premier stated it will be a “gradual rollout” of the very important jab.

It’s going to then be despatched to the opposite areas throughout the state allotted as distribution hubs — Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns.

“My understanding is it is going to begin in a single hub first, simply to do the testing to ensure all the pieces’s effective, after which will probably be rolled out to the opposite hubs,” Ms Palaszczuk instructed reporters on Monday morning.

The Gold Coast University Hospital was one of the first testing sites in the state last year.
Digicam IconThe Gold Coast College Hospital was one of many first testing websites within the state final yr. Credit score: Information Corp Australia, Glenn Hampson

Australia’s first doses of the Pfizer vaccine – 142,000 of them – arrived on Monday morning at Sydney Airport, in line with federal Health Minister Greg Hunt.

The Therapeutic Items Administration will now take a look at the vaccines to make sure they meet Australia’s strict high quality requirements forward of a vaccine rollout starting from February 22.

Mr Hunt stated about 60,000 vaccines have been anticipated to be administered by the tip of February.

About 50,000 doses can be allotted to the states, which can prioritise resort quarantine employees and frontline well being employees almost definitely to come back into contact with constructive worldwide arrivals.

A further 30,000 doses can be made accessible for aged and incapacity residents, their carers and employees.

The second dose of the vaccine can be administered 21 days after the primary.

Not less than 62,000 doses from the preliminary cargo can be put aside in case there are points accessing second doses in subsequent weeks.