Tests negative following Bundaberg COVID-19 case

More than 119 people have tested negative to COVID-19 after coming into contact with an infected farm worker in the Wide Bay region.

The man, 24, remains in isolation under clinical supervision in Bundaberg after being diagnosed with the disease on Friday.

He travelled from Melbourne to Bundaberg, via Brisbane, last week to work on a fruit farm.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said 119 people had tested negative so far, including 18 close contacts in Brisbane and 101 co-workers in Bundaberg. Results are continuing to come in.

“We’re very happy with the results so far, and with the great response from the farming business, the patient’s contacts, and the Wide Bay community,” she said.

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