More infections emerge in SE Queensland, northern New South Wales

It seems a coronavirus outbreak could be about to hit southeast Queensland and northern New South Wales areas at the same time, with more cases expected to be confirmed today.

It comes after two new cases were confirmed on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, which includes a truck driver who travelled extensively while infectious.

Queensland authorities finally released a list of exposure sites around 6.00 pm on Wednesday, September 29, with contact tracing continuing throughout the night.


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That same truck driver is then understood to have travelled to a few spots around the Tweed, Byron and Ballina areas before making his way through to Sydney.

It’s lead to a number of exposure sites around the Gold Coast and northern New South Wales, but neither state government has called a lockdown just yet.

There are now reports that there’s at least one new positive case in Brisbane, which is understood to be a woman who’d recently visited a northern New South Wales hotspot.

While northern New South Wales has recorded two new positive infections in the area of Kyogle, w which will be officially confirmed in this morning’s press conference.

Residents across both areas are now waiting nervously to see whether or not these fresh infections will prompt a lockdown.