Manning Great Lakes Police are believed to be seeking to contact a passenger who exited a train at the Taree station last night (Thursday), after it was determined another passenger on the train was COVID positive.
Myall Lakes MP Stephen Bromhead reported on his social media page this afternoon (Friday, September 10) that police from the Manning Great Lakes Command attended Taree train station where they spoke to a woman who had a permit to travel from Sydney.
It is reported that six passengers exited the train at Taree.
Mr Bromhead reported that later police were informed the woman was COVID positive.
The woman was removed from the train at Kempsey where she has gone into a health facility with her children along with other passengers and staff who were on the train.
Mr Bromhead said none of the six people on the train who got off at Taree are deemed to be close contacts.
"Five of them have been contacted by police and are isolating," he said. "Police are still attempting to contact the sixth passenger.
"The circumstances around why the woman was on the train are under investigation.
Mr Bromhead said he was expecting to hear the results of the review of the lockdown in the MidCoast local government area "in the next few hours."
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