Hervey Bay no longer COVID-19 contact tracing location, mayor urges vigilance

FRASER Coast Mayor George Seymour said the recent COVID-19 scare in Hervey Bay should serve as a reminder that communities cannot become complacent when it comes to the pandemic.

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Cr Seymour made the announcement after Queensland Health released an updated contact tracing location list at the weekend.

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A flight attendant who travelled to several areas across Queensland earlier this month tested positive for COVID-19, sparking fears multiple passengers, ground crew and other airport workers may have been exposed.

Flights into and out of Hervey Bay on July 12 (QF2374 and QF2375) were identified as possible exposure sites but contact tracing now suggests the flight attendant contracted the disease at a later date – meaning Hervey Bay was no longer on list.

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Cr Seymour had been on one of the identified flights on July 12.

He urged anyone who had been on the flights to get tested.

Cr Seymour said at the time the scare was evidence that communities must follow the instructions of the Chief Health Officer.

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“Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms at any time should get tested, and now more so than ever.

“I encourage everyone on the Fraser Coast to stay informed and to visit the Queensland Government website for the latest advice and updates, including contact tracing alerts.”

Cr Seymour’s COVID-19 test returned a negative result.

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