BREAKING: Gold Coast restaurant added to growing exposure list

A Gold Coast restaurant has been added to the growing list of exposure sites linked to the COVID outbreak in southeast Queensland.

Kua Thai Isan Traditional Thai Restaurant in Sungold Arcade on Scarborough St has been listed as a close contact site.

Anyone who was at the restaurant on Friday, July 30 between 12.30pm and 2pm must get tested, contact Queensland Health and isolate for 14 days.


It’s not clear at this stage whether it is linked to any positive cases on the Gold Coast.

Officials are expected to provide an update at 10am.

The alert for the Gold Coast comes after Mayor Tom Tate on Monday urged the state government to lift the city’s lockdown if there were no cases on the Glitter Strip.

“On the coast, we have currently no community transmission cases so to adopt a rudimentary approach to this latest Brisbane-centric outbreak is simply not right,” Cr Tate said on Monday.

“I urge the Acting Premier to look at the data overnight tonight and if we have zero cases again, let us out (at 4pm Tuesday).’’

The number of exposure sites across the southeast has ballooned to more than 100 including at least seven schools.

Full list of exposure sites

Queensland’s COVID cluster grew to 31 on Monday, prompting authorities to extend the lockdown until at least 4pm on Sunday.

More cases are expected to be confirmed on Tuesday morning with reports at least three more students from schools in Brisbane have tested positive.

More to come.