A major public health alert has been issued by Queensland Health following the state’s latest case of coronavirus.
Authorities yesterday revealed a 27-year-old Brisbane man had become the state’s first case of community transmission since May after he is believed to have contracted the virus from a young woman who allegedly brought it back to the sunshine state from a trip to Melbourne.
According to authorities, the man dined just metres from the woman at the Madtongsan IV Restaurant in Sunnybank on July 23.
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He then went on to visit a number of busy locations in the West Moreton and Brisbane South area, including a major shopping centre, while unknowingly infectious with the virus.
The suburbs affected by the urgent alert include Goodna, Chandler, Mount Gravatt, Oxley, Springfield Lakes, Kenmore, Wacol, Richlands and Forest Lake.
Anyone who may have been in the below locations during the relevant times are being urged to monitor their health and immediately present for testing if experiencing any relevant symptoms.
|Caltex Goodna||Goodna||26 July 2020||11.30-11.35am|
|Sleeman Sports Complex*||Chandler||26 July 2020||12.30-2.10pm|
|Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26 July 2020||4-7pm|
|K Mart at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26 July 2020||4-5pm|
|JB HiFi at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26 July 2020||4.30-5pm|
|MOS Burger at Garden City Shopping Centre||Mount Gravatt||26 July 2020||Around 5pm|
|Chatime Garden City||Mount Gravatt||26 July 2020||Around 6pm|
|Café 63||Redbank Plains||27 July 2020||10-10.30am|
|Bunnings Springfield||Springfield||27 July 2020||11am-1pm|
|Bunnings Oxley||Oxley||27 July 2020||3.15-4pm|
|Basketball Court Springfield Lakes*||Springfield Lakes||27 July 2020||6-8.30pm|
|Nando’s Kenmore||Kenmore||27 July 2020||8.45-8.55pm|
|Caltex Wacol||Wacol||28 July 2020||8.40-8.45am|
|Richlands Medical Centre Richlands Plaza||Richlands||29 July 2020||Around 10.45am|
|SNP Collection Centre Forrest Lake||Forest Lake||29 July 2020||Around 11.35am|
Queensland Health says people who are close contacts will be contacted directly by the Public Health Unit.
The state’s total number of cases is now at 1083 with 11 active cases, while five of those are in hospital.