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Queensland Covid update: Christmas quarantine decision reversed for hundreds of travellers

Passengers on two domestic flights were originally deemed close contacts of a Covid case and told to isolate regardless of test results * Follow our live blog for the latest updates * Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Queensland has backtracked on public health advice that threw dozens of airline passengers into hotel quarantine, and has caused further flight cancellations, according to a tourism body. All passengers on two Virgin flights – VA1105 from Newcastle to Brisbane and VA375 from Brisbane to Townsville – were declared close contacts of a male traveller with the virus on Tuesday night, and ordered to isolate for 14 days regardless of a negative test result. Continue reading...

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