Far North health alert after COVID-19 cases confirmed at Cairns wrestling event


Queensland Health has today released a coronavirus health alert for people who attended a wrestling match on 14 March 2020 at Edmonton PCYC.

Three people confirmed to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) attended the event

“If you attended this event and have remained well, there is no need to be concerned. It is now beyond the maximum incubation period,” Queensland Health said.

“If you attended this event and have experienced fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, a sore throat and/or a cough, then you should seek medical advice. Either ring ahead to your GP or visit the Cairns Hospital Emergency Department.”

Contact tracing is underway for all relevant contacts.

The alert comes as Queensland recorded 55 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the state’s total to 743.

The official tally for the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service currently sits at 24.

Meanwhile, contact tracing has been taking place for passengers on several flights that arrived in Cairns with confirmed cases of COVID-19

Queensland Health currently has public health alerts issued for passengers who were on-board the following flights:

- Qantas QF922, Sydney to Cairns on 22 March

- Qantas EK5702/QF702, Melbourne to Cairns 22 March

- JQ954 Jetstar, Sydney to Cairns on 19 March in seat rows 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

- Qantas QF922, Sydney to Cairns, on 18 March

- Qantas QF780, Brisbane to Cairns, on 19 March

All health alerts are available on the Queensland Health website.

Please help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying at home as much as possible, washing your hands often and properly with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub.

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