New public health alert after Qld teen tests positive to COVID

A COVID-19 public health alert has this afternoon been issued for a number of locations in Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills.

It comes after a 13-year-old girl who attends St Thomas More College at Sunnybank tested positive for the virus on Friday.

While Queensland officials announced the case this morning, the infection will be officially recorded in tomorrow’s numbers.


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The State’s top doctor said investigations into how the teen acquired the virus are ongoing, but she confirmed the student was active in the community during her infectious period.

As a result, all students and teachers from the college have now been ordered into two weeks quarantine in a bid to stop any potential outbreak.

“Queensland Health is working with the college and various stakeholders to confirm quarantine and testing requirements for all children, staff and their families,” Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said.

“At this stage, all children, staff and their families have been asked to quarantine at home for 14 days.”

Authorities are currently scrambling to work out the details surrounding the case, with more information set to be revealed tomorrow.

However, officials have wasted no time in implementing restrictions on visitors for Logan and South Brisbane.

From 1am tomorrow, visitors to prisons, hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities will be restricted in the Logan City Council area and the Brisbane City Council, south of the Brisbane River.

“We are asking all Queenslanders to regularly monitor the list of exposure venues on the Queensland Health website and follow the public health advice, as there may be more locations,” Queensland Health said in a statement.

“If you have any COVID-19 symptoms at any time, no matter how mild, you should immediately get tested”.

The full list of Queensland COVID-19 exposure sites can be found here.

Mask wearing requirements have been extended across the South East for at least a further two weeks, to 24 September.