A major public health alert has tonight been issued by Queensland Health following the state’s latest cases of coronavirus.
A man and woman from Pimpama on the Gold Coast are among three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland on Friday, with the third case from Forest Lake in Brisbane.
All three are linked to the Queensland Correctional Services Academy, bringing that cluster to four confirmed cases.
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The duo from Pimpama, both aged in their 30s, have been out and about in the community while unknowingly infectious over the past few weeks, sparking fears of further community transmission.
As a result, a number of popular locations across the city, including major shopping centres, supermarkets and service stations have been included in an urgent public health alert.
Anyone who has been in the below locations during the relevant times is being urged to monitor their health and immediately get tested if they begin experiencing any symptoms of coronavirus.
15 August 2020, Coomera Westfield, 11:20am to 11:25am
23 August 2020, IGA Coomera, 2:20pm to 2:20pm
24 August 2020, Coomera Westfield, 5:30pm to 6pm
26 August 2020, Coomera Westfield, 9:30am to 10:25am
17 August 2020, Coles (72 Reserve Road) Upper Coomera, 8pm to 8:10pm
22 August 2020, Bunnings Oxenford, Noon to 12:05pm
26 August 2020, Kmart Oxenford, 11am to 11:10am
26 August 2020, Bunnings Oxenford, 11:20am to 11:50am
15 August 2020, Pimpama Junction Centre, 10am to 11:50am
16 August 2020, Chemist Warehouse Pimpama City Centre, 8:20am to 8:30am
16 August 2020, Pimpama Junction Centre, 12:20pm to 12:25pm
16 August 2020, Zarraffa’s Pimpama City, 10am
17 August 2020, Zarraffa’s Pimpama City, 6:30am
17 August 2020, Coles Express Pimpama City Centre, 6:18am
17 August 2020, Coles Express Pimpama City Centre, 4:25pm
19 August 2020, Zarraffa’s Pimpama City, 6:30am
21 August 2020, Coles Express Pimpama City Centre, 9pm
22 August 2020, United Service Station Pimpama, 4:00pm to 4:20pm
22 August 2020, Pimpama McDonalds, 8:30am to 9:30am
22 August 2020, Coles Pimpama City, 1pm to 2pm
23 August 2020, Coles Pimpama City, 2:10pm to 2:20pm
23 August 2020, Coles Pimpama City, 4:05pm to 4:20pm
26 August 2020, Woolworths Pimpama Junction, 10:40am to 10:50am
26 August 2020, Woolworths Pimpama Junction, Noon to 12:15pm
26 August 2020, Zazar’s Kebabs, 12:15am to 12:25am
26 August 2020, GCUH Fever clinic, 7pm to 7:20pm
In a bid to curb the spread of the virus on the Gold Coast, from 8.00am tomorrow, indoor and outdoor gatherings will be limited to just ten people.
Businesses like cafés, restaurants, pubs, clubs, nightclubs, weddings and funerals that already have COVID safe plans in place won’t be affected by the new rules and will be allowed to continue to operate as normal.
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For more information on the public health alert, click here.