HEALTH ALERT: Third person tests positive to COVID-19 in Qld

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.

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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.

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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.

Locations:

Detail Suburb Date Time
FLIGHTS

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:

Location Time Day
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

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Simple, put them in jail, maybe even use offshore detention centres for the 6 months.