"Protect the North West, get a test", that's the motto of the North West Hospital and Health Service at the moment.
Following the news of two cases found in Cairns on Wednesday, the NWHHS said that if people were starting to think COVID-19 wasn't around in Queensland, they should think again.
Two returning international travellers were confirmed with COVID-19 in the Cairns and Hinterland region.
The cases are not related. One traveller flew in from the Philippines and one flew in from Papua New Guinea. One of the travellers may have tested positive due to a previous COVID-19 infection and investigations are continuing.
Both travellers tested positive while in a quarantine hotel and they continue to be in isolation.
The NWHHS asked people to please continue keep our community safe by social distancing, washing hands regularly and covering coughs and sneezes, filling out contact details truthfully when visiting venues and getting tested if you show symptoms and staying home until you get your results and are symptom free.
Testing only takes 10 minutes and results are back by text within 2-3 days
Get tested, even if you only have mild symptoms.
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