Cinema, barber added as exposure sites over infected Gold Coast man

Queensland’s list of exposure sites has grown overnight, with a number of new locations added within the southeast.

They’re believed to be linked to the Broadbeach man who was uncovered as a positive case yesterday.

The 36-year-old man lives at the Island Beach Resort in Broadbeach, which has now been listed as a “casual contact venue” from Saturday 16 October to Tuesday 19 October.


Queensland Health issued a public health alert for the complex on Thursday afternoon, but officials earlier in the day admitted they are having trouble tracking the man’s other movements as he hasn’t used a QR code to check-in anywhere for over a month.

Later on last night, authorities have also posted multiple other locations around Brisbane.

They include ‘The Gilly Barber’ in Richlands, Hoyts Cinema in Stafford and Freedom Fuels in Acacia Ridge.

For more information about the latest exposure sites, click here. 

The Uber driver remains in a serious condition in the Gold Coast University Hospital this morning and was reportedly so sick he couldn’t communicate with authorities yesterday.

He’s understood to have recently travelled from Melbourne, where he picked up the virus on October 9.

Authorities believe he may have spent up to ten days infectious in the Gold Coast community before testing positive earlier this week.

While police have confirmed they are investigating exactly how he was able to get into Queensland after coming from a hotspot since he wasn’t quarantining when he came back.

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