Upon arrival, the mother and her child were stopped at the Hobart airport after the woman’s Good to Go travel pass was found to be invalid.
Tasmania’s Deputy Director of Public Health Dr Julie Graham said the child is “well” adding that the risk to the community is low.
“He and his mother were placed in hotel quarantine,” she said in a statement on Sunday.
Positive case at Brisbane Airport sparks COVID exposure fears
“Both mother and infant have now been transferred to the Community Case Management Facility this evening.
“The child is well. The risk to the community is considered low.”
Following the positive case, Hobart Airport has been listed as a low-risk exposure site between 8:25pm and 9:50pm on Thursday November 18.
Anyone who was at the airport during that time has been asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested immediately if they develop.
Hobart, southern Tasmania enters three-day snap lockdown
The case comes just weeks after another person – a 31-year-old man from NSW – entered the state without a valid G2G pass which sparked a three-day snap lockdown after he tested positive.
On November 14, another man from Brisbane flew to Hobart and tested positive for the virus rendering the roughly 100 people on the flight close contacts.
Throughout the pandemic Tasmania has recorded 236 COVID-19 cases with the baby the only currently active case in the state.
In Tasmania, there is currently 92.6 per cent of the population aged 16-years and older with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 84.8 per cent fully vaccinated.
 

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