Virgin staff member isolated with COVID-19

13 March 2020

Written by: Amaal Mohamud

Staff member from Virgin Australia receiving medical treatment for COVID-19

Virgin Australia has confirmed that a cabin crew member is in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.

Chief operations officer Stuart Aggs explains in an email obtained by The Australian Financial Review that health authorities are contacting those who may be at risk of contracting the virus.

“If you do not receive contact from our medical team, at this stage you are not considered to be directly impacted…and we continue to stress the advice coming from the health authorities as the best prevention is to follow good hygiene practices.”

The flights or residence of the infected cabin crew member have not been revealed in the email.

“To protect this crew members’ privacy, we will not be disclosing their specific crew group,” Aggs said.

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Virgin Australia has reduced its domestic flight sales to as little as $100 and business class fares around $250.


Photo: Boeing 737-8FE by Andrew Thomas available HERE and used under a Creative Commons Attribution. The image has not been modified.