A person who is a close contact of two Queensland women with coronavirus has now also tested positive.
Queensland Health confirmed a 22-year-old woman, who is an outside school hours care employee in Springwood, tested positive this afternoon.
“The third reported case is a known close contact who tested positive later today,” Authorities said in a statement on Wednesday.
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“This individual is an employee of YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care.”
They said Queensland Health is working closely with the school and the care centre, both of which have temporarily closed until further notice.
It comes after two 19-year-old women tested positive to COVID-19 yesterday after travelling back to Brisbane from Melbourne, via Sydney, on July 21.
It’s alleged the pair lied on their border declaration passes to avoid going into quarantine and have now forced the closure of Parklands Christian College on Brisbane’s southside, where one of the young women worked as a cleaner.
Qld Health said it’s believed the two women contracted the virus on their trip to Melbourne.
Residents on Brisbane’s southside are now being urged to remain alert, with the three women believed to have attended a number of busy locations.
Anyone who was present at the below locations around the same time-frame is being asked to immediately self-quarantine and contact 13 HEALTH.
VA863 – Mel – Syd
VA977 – Syd – Bne
|21 July 2020|
|Parklands Christian College||Park Ridge||22-23 July 2020||9.30am-6pm|
|Madtongsan IV Restaurant||Sunnybank||23 July 2020||7-9pm|
|Heeretea -Bubble Tea Shop||Sunnybank||23 July 2020||9.25pm|
|YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care||Springwood||23-24 July 2020||All|
|Primary Medical and Dental Practice||Browns Plains||24 July 2020||3.30-3.50pm|
|Thai Peak Restaurant||Springfield||26 July 2020||6.30-9pm|
|Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar||Southbank||27 July 2020||All|
|P’Nut Street Noodles||Southbank||27 July 2020||All|
|African Grocery Shop||Woodridge (Station Rd)||28 July 2020||All|
|Primary Medical and Dental Practice||Browns Plains||28 July 2020||12.25-12.30pm|
|Chatime Grand Plaza||Browns Plains||28 July 2020||All|
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has confirmed contact tracing for all three cases is underway.
“While we are still determining where the virus may have been acquired, we are working closely with these women to gather necessary information, including other places they may have visited whilst infectious,” Dr Young said.
“As always, we strongly recommend everyone with symptoms, particularly people who have travelled interstate recently, to immediately get tested. Vigilance is key to keeping community transmission out of Queensland.
“Therefore, if you live in the areas of Logan, South Brisbane or Springfield and are feeling unwell please stay home and immediately get tested.”
A number of Fever Clinic times have since been extended to ensure all Queenslanders are able to be tested:
|Orion Springfield Central Shopping Centre western car park (pop up clinic)||9am-4pm||Thursday 30 July-Sunday 2 August|
|Parklands Fever Clinic (school community testing)||Closes 7pm tonight
Opens 9am tomorrow
|Wednesday 29 July
Thursday 30 July
|QEII Hospital Fever Clinic||8am-8pm||Wednesday 29 July-Friday 31 July|
|Logan Hospital Fever Clinic||8am-9pm||Wednesday 29 July-Thursday 30 July|