UPDATE @ 6.00 AM | There are fears that Brisbane and southeast Queensland could be on the verge of another lockdown after as many as three new local covid cases were detected overnight.
Queensland Health confirmed one new case late on Monday night, September 27, with a man in his 30s testing positive.
He works in the aviation industry but hasn’t recently travelled interstate or overseas, meaning authorities have no idea where his infection has come from.
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However, there are further reports this morning that at least two more people have tested positive as well.
One is the wife of the man in his 30s, but the other is understood to be linked to a guesthouse in South Brisbane.
The other guests are now in isolation and reportedly under police guard.
It’s been a couple of weeks since Queensland has recorded a local coronavirus case that had been out in the community.
It’s prompted fears that authorities will be forced to call a snap lockdown while they trace the contacts of the new infection.
Queensland Health is expected to provide further information in this morning’s press conference.
Earlier @ 4.00AM | BRISBANE is back on COVID-19 alert after a mystery local case was detected.
Queensland Health confirmed late on Monday night that a man in his 30s had tested positive to the virus and the source of his infection is still being investigated.
The man does work in the aviation industry but has had no recent history of overseas or interstate travel.
Public Health Alerts have been issued for locations in Eatons Hill, Albany Creek, Aspley and Rocklea, with a McDonald’s, childcare centre and furniture stores among the new exposure sites.
The case will be reported in Tuesday’s COVID-19 data and further information on the case will be provided at the daily press conference.
For more information on exposure sites go to www.health.qld.gov.au/tracing.
For a list of testing sites, including opening times, go to www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.