Teen girls arrested over virus breach test negative to COVID-19

Two teenage girls arrested on the Sunshine Coast for breaching coronavirus restrictions have tested negative to COVID-19.

The girls were tracked down to a shopping centre in Noosa on Monday afternoon after Police received a tip-off.

The 15 and 16-year-old arrived in Queensland via train last week, but failed to tell authorities that they had been in Sydney in the days prior.


They were taken for testing on Monday with confirmation this morning that they have been cleared of having the virus.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the incident shows why we all need to remain vigilant.

“I want to thank Police for the great work they did in tracking them down,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“They have tested negative for COVID-19. I want to thank our Police and emergency workers at our borders which includes airports and train stations.

The Premier has also revealed that seven people have been forced into hotel quarantine after arriving at train stations in Queensland.

It comes as Queensland records another day with no new cases of COVID-19.

The state’s overall total remains at 1089 with 11 of those cases still active, including two on the Gold Coast.