‘Person of interest’ confirmed as local Covid case in Queensland

Queensland will confirm at least one new coronavirus case in today’s numbers, after officially diagnosing a ‘person of interest’ who was flagged over the weekend.

Health officials announced that last night that the case has been confirmed as having the virus.

They are a close contact linked with the Greek Community Centre and only have the Alpha strain. They’ve also been in quarantine since July 2.


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It’s lead to more exposure sites added to the Queensland Health website, including spots around the Noosa area of the Sunshine Coast.

“There is another person of interest that I am doing further testing on, another close contact from the Greek community centre,” Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said in yesterday’s update.

“So just working through whether or not that is a case.

“Ultimately, this is good. These are alpha cases, we know they are linked directly to the outbreak that we have going on.”

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The new cases come as southeast Queensland and Townsville come out of lockdown over the weekend.

The Chief Health Officer is still warning people to follow the rules for the next two weeks, saying we aren’t through the outbreak just yet.

“Please carry a mask with you whenever you are outside your home and continue to check in at shops and venues,” Doctor Jeanette Young said in last night’s statement.

“The check in app becomes mandatory on the 9th of July, so it is important that venues and shops are ready for when that takes place.

“If you haven’t done so already, please register for your own QR code, don’t wait until the 9th of July.

“It is also important that you have someone checking that people have correctly checked in before entering and walking around your premises,” she said.