A man with COVID-19 flew into Sunshine Coast Airport.
A man with COVID-19 flew into Sunshine Coast Airport.

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A Queensland Health Service has confirmed a man who has since tested positive to coronavirus left Sunshine Coast Airport by car.

The consular official in his 20s was exempt from the mandatory 14-day quarantine when he flew into Sydney on an international flight.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said he was infectious when he then flew from Sydney to Maroochydore on Jetstar flight JQ790 on Friday.

He arrived on the Coast at 12.30pm.

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A spokesman from Darling Downs Health and Hospital Service said the man hopped in a car and travelled directly from Maroochydore to Toowoomba.

"Our confirmed case is quarantining at home and is doing the right thing to keep us all safe," the spokesman said.

There are currently no contact tracing alerts aside from the flight.

" … so please be assured that the confirmed case didn't go into the community at all," the spokesman said.

Dr Young said there was a small number of exemptions, agreed nationally, including for consulate staff so they were able to on travel to their home.

"So he did everything that he should have done and that he was allowed to do," Dr Young said of the consular official.

Queensland Health is contact tracing people who were close to him on the flight and they should expect to receive a call today.

Anyone concerned they may have had exposure to man can ring 13 HEALTH.

The man was the only new case of coronavirus in the state today.

There are 13 active cases in Queensland.


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