Queensland has issued a quarantine order for anyone in the state who has recently been to a COVID-19 exposure site in Sydney.
It comes after a man in his 60s was diagnosed with the virus in Bondi late yesterday, with a household contact of the man also testing positive overnight.
The pair visited a number of venues while potentially infectious, with urgent contacting tracing now underway.
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As a result, anyone in the sunshine state who has been to a declared site during the risk period is now automatically required to quarantine.
However, the state’s top doctor has stopped short of declaring the area a hotspot.
“We will be closely monitoring the situation in NSW over coming days,” Chief Health Officer Dr Young said.
“It’s important that anyone who has been to these venues in Sydney follow the advice of NSW Health, and not travel.
“If you have been to any of these sites and are already in Queensland, you must immediately travel by private transport directly to your home or accommodation and quarantine.
“You also need to complete the Queensland Health online contact tracing self-assessment form, get tested as soon as possible tomorrow morning, and await advice from Queensland Health.”
Dr Young said she acts quickly in these situations to “protect the health and safety of Queenslanders and visitors.”
A list of the NSW exposure sites can be found here.