13yo tests positive to COVID-19 in Qld, students at Brisbane school sent home

Another Brisbane school student has tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland, sparking fresh concerns for the southeast.

Premier Annastacia Palkaszczuk confirmed on Friday morning, they were only just notified of the 13-year-old girl’s positive test moments before the daily press conference.

The teenager attends Sir Thomas Moore College in Sunnybank and has been at the school over the last few days, potentially while infectious.


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“As a precaution, we asked the school to send the students home until we get more information,” the Premier said.

The students and the girl’s family will need to go into home quarantine for 14 days until new information suggests otherwise.

More information will be released by Queensland Health later today.

The fresh case follows confirmation late on Thursday that another COVID-infected truck driver from New South Wales spent time in the Queensland community while infectious.

The man in his 20’s spent was potentially infectious in the community on Sunday, September 5 and Monday, September 6.

Queensland Health has identified a number of exposure sites in Brisbane’s south including a BP service station in Archerfield and the Westfield in Upper Mount Gravatt.

“He has had, which is good news, one dose of the vaccine,” Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said.

Queensland also recorded one new overseas acquired case of COVID-19 which was detected on a ship.