Relief for the Gold Coast community this morning, with the family of five who recently snuck home from Victoria testing negative to the virus.
The family of five was put into mandatory hotel quarantine yesterday after their kids boasted about being in Melbourne at their school in Carrara.
It forced the Australian International Islamic College to close yesterday, with teachers and students having to revert to home learning while authorities investigated.
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The family was reportedly not cooperating with health authorities yesterday, but then agreed to be tested.
Those tests have since come back negative, according to the Principal.
“It is with relief that I inform you that all results for the Gold Coast family who have been the subject of investigation have come back negative,” Principal Christine Harman posted in the school Facebook group last night.
“Having conferenced with Queensland Health they have deemed that there is no risk of exposure at our Carrara campus and the need for students and staff to isolate has been lifted.”
The school will now have a student free day today and will return to normal on Monday.
It’s understood the family will remain in quarantine for now, but health officials are expected to provide more information later this morning.
While it’s a relief for Gold Coasters, who were worried the family may send the whole city into another lockdown, we’re not through all the threats just yet.
Queensland Health has revealed a number of locations in Beenleigh as hotspots linked to the infected truck driver who tested positive in Pimpama earlier this week.
We’re expecting an update on that matter later this morning as well.
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