22 January, 2021
Returning traveller from PNG tests positive to COVID in Cairns
A returning international traveller has tested positive for COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine in Cairns, the city’s health authorities have confirmed.
A returning international traveller has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Cairns and Hinterland region.
The person, who arrived in Cairns from Papua New Guinea, tested positive to the virus yesterday in hotel quarantine.
They have been transferred to Cairns Hospital, where they will remain in isolation.
Tropical Public Health Services is following up all contacts.
We are well prepared to manage this case and any potential further cases of COVID-19.
The fact that the new case was identified while in a quarantine hotel shows that the system is working.
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