Coronavirus, COVID-19: Dubbo flights included on coronavirus watch list, passengers on alert

VIRUS ALERT: Two Dubbo flights have been included on a coronavirus watch list released by NSW Health. Photo: FILE
VIRUS ALERT: Two Dubbo flights have been included on a coronavirus watch list released by NSW Health. Photo: FILE

A FLIGHT into and out of Dubbo have been included on the latest coronavirus watch list provided by NSW Health.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in NSW has risen to 307 with a number of domestic and international flights on an alert list for people to monitor for symptoms.

A confirmed coronavirus case was on a Qantas flight out of Dubbo and Regional Express fight into Dubbo on March 10. The details are:

  • Qantas flight QF2039 from Dubbo to Sydney, arriving March 10. Close contacts were in rows 1-4
  • Rex Airways flight XL852 from Sydney to Dubbo, arriving March 10. Close contacts were in rows 1-4

NSW Health said passengers who were close contacts on these flights should monitor for symptoms of coronavirus.

If they do have symptoms they are urged to call ahead to their GP or medical centre before attending. Alternatively call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/flu assessment clinic.

Meanwhile, as of 11am on Thursday, an additional 40 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed across NSW during the past 24 hours.

Of the confirmed cases, approximately five people are in intensive care units. The majority of cases have mild disease and are in isolation at home.

Two of those cases have been in the Central West, with one in Bathurst and another in Orange.

Public schools across the region remain open, however siblings at one primary school have been removed by their parents after a close brush with COVID-19.

Flight details of other confirmed cases:

  • Cathay Pacific flight CX101 from Hong Kong to Sydney, arriving on March 12. Close contacts were in rows 33 - 42
  • Jetstar flight JQ456 from Sydney to Ballina, arriving March 12. Close contacts were in rows 5-9
  • Qantas flight QF12 from Los Angeles to Sydney, arriving March 13. Close contacts were in rows 33-36
  • Jetstar flight JQ224 from Queenstown to Sydney, arriving March 13. Close contacts were in rows 1-3
  • Cebu Pacific flight 5J39 from Manila to Sydney, arriving on March 14. Close contacts were in rows 49 - 53
  • Etihad flight EY454 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, arriving March 14. Close contacts were in rows 79 - 83
  • Qantas flight QF74 from San Francisco to Sydney, arriving March 15. Close contacts were in rows 40 - 44
  • Philippines Airlines flight PR211 from Melbourne to Sydney, arriving March 15. Close contacts were in rows 2-5
  • Jetstar flight JQ461 from Ballina to Sydney, arriving March 15. Close contacts were in rows 5-9
  • Virgin Australia flight VA815 from Melbourne to Sydney, arriving March 16. Close contacts were in rows 1 - 4
  • Qantas flight QF12 from Los Angeles to Sydney, arriving March 16. Close contacts were in rows 11 - 15
  • Etihad flight EY450 from Abu Dhabi to Sydney, arriving March 16. Close contacts were in rows 18 - 22
  • Virgin Australia flight VA24 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, arriving March 16. Close contacts were in rows 29-33
  • Scoot Airways flight TR12 from Singapore to Sydney, arriving March 16. Close contacts were in rows 7-11

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