When Andy Bading took his seat on a plane for the final leg of a journey home after a family holiday in Vanuatu, he didn’t know he would be touching down in a state about to be changed dramatically by coronavirus.
- Tasmania’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Launceston on March 2, 2020
- The detection of coronavirus in the state led to rapid changes for all Tasmanians
- Business owners say support from the local community helped keep them afloat during restrictions
Mr Bading and his wife, Mel, learned from media reports that his seat had been close to a man who, on March 2, 2020, became the first person to test positive to COVID-19 in Tasmania.
“We freaked out, obviously. We have a child who has immunodeficiency disorders and…