Covid alert with new community cases

Covid alert with new community cases

UPDATED 4.45PM: A list of exposure sites has been released after it was discovered two people who have tested positive for COVID-19 were out and about in the community.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young updated the Queensland Community this morning.

There have been three new cases, one in hotel quarantine, and two who appear to be linked to the DFO worker identified last week.

Both have been active in the community while infectious.

Exposure sites

DatePlaceSuburbArrival timeDeparture time
Saturday 19 June 2021Cotton on, DFO Brisbane (Airport)
18th Avenue
Brisbane Airport4.10pm4.30pm
Saturday 19 June 2021Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre
Unit 3/1449 Boundary Road
Ellen Grove7pmClose
Monday 21 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Rd
Hamilton TBATBA
Tuesday 22 June 2021McDonald's Glass House Mountains
4288 Bruce Hwy
Coochin Creek5.45am6am
Tuesday 22 June 2021Good Life Gym Fortitude Valley
Homemaker The Valley North, Montpelier Rd &, Wickham St
Fortitude Valley7.30am9.45am
Tuesday 22 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell St
West End9.30am5pm
Tuesday 22 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Rd
Tuesday 22 June 2021Coles Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd
Wednesday 23 June 2021McDonald's Glass House Mountains
4288 Bruce Hwy
Coochin Creek6am6.15am
Wednesday 23 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell St
West End10am5pm
Wednesday 23 June 2021Anytime Fitness Hamilton
2 Harbour Rd
Wednesday 23 June 2021Goodlife Health Clubs West End
West Village, 35 Mollison St
West End5.15pm7.15pm
Thursday 24 June 2021Ampol Petrol Station
132a East-West Arterial Rd
Thursday 24 June 2021Zarraffas Coffee Hendra
538 Nudgee Road or, 100 East-West Arterial Rd
Thursday 24 June 2021Hendra Post Office
355 Nudgee Rd
Thursday 24 June 2021Miracle Worker massage & Holistic Therapies
79 Russell St
West End12.15pm5.30pm
Thursday 24 June 2021Guzman y Gomez
Shop 1/18 Stamford Rd
Friday 25 June 2021Chez Nous Cafe
160 Roma St
Brisbane City8.15am8.30am
Friday 25 June 2021Market Organics
10/620 Moggill Rd
Chapel Hill9.10am9.45am
Friday 25 June 2021Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Rd
Friday 25 June 2021JB HIFI, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
322 Moggill Rd
Friday 25 June 2021Unhas Chic Salon
8/204 Alice Street
Brisbane City12.30pm2.30pm
Friday 25 June 2021Woolworths Metro Teneriffe
105-109 Commercial Rd
Friday 25 June 2021Merlo Coffee
Level 2, Virgin Food Court, Domestic Terminal
Brisbane Airport1.55pm2.15pm
Friday 25 June 2021Female Toilets, left of Virgin Food Court (facing food court)
Level 2, near Virgin Food Court, Domestic Terminal
Brisbane Airport2.05pm2.15pm
Friday 25 June 2021Woolworths GasWorks
76 Skyring Terrace

One of the people not have any symptoms and had only been tested because they had worked at DFO.

Dr Young says it appears the person was connected to the Portuguese restaurant, which has previously been listed as an exposure site, but has not been at the venue. 

She says while genomic testing is still happening, she believes it is most likely the person has the Alfa variant.

The second person is their partner and had experienced symptoms.

Monitor the Queensland Health website for updates and possible exposure sites.

This takes the total of active cases to 40 in Queensland. More than 7300 people have been tested in the past 24 hours, and 10,000 have been vaccinated.

“If you’re eligible to get vaccinated, please go and get your vaccination. It’s absolutely critical,” Ms Palaszczuk says

She is also urging those due for their second vaccination, to make sure they have it.

School holiday plans

Ms Palaszczuk is pleading with Queenslanders not to go to New South Wales until the situation eases.

“If you’re holidaying in New South Wales at the moment, you should think about returning home. What is happening in New South Wales is very concerning. We haven’t seen the likes of this before because this is the highly contagious strain,” she says.

Restrictions tighten

From tomorrow, restrictions will tighten for the period of lockdown in Sydney. Venues will return to the one person per 2qm rule and there will be a limit of 100 people at home venues.

People who have been in declared hotspot zones in greater Sydney have been urged to come forward to testing and to isolate.

“You owe it to yourself, your family and your community to do the right thing over this two-week period,” she says.

Queensland Health will continue to monitor the evolving situation in New South Wales.

Head to the website for Queensland exposure sites and the latest information.

Flight attendant, mine worker contact tracing

It comes as it was discovered a Virgin flight crew member has tested positive and worked on five flights on Friday and Saturday, while infectious.

Some of these flew into Brisbane and the Gold Coast, and it is believed Queenslanders were on board flights which flew into Sydney and Melbourne.

Contact tracing is underway and everyone deemed a close contact will have to be tested and isolate for 14 days.

It follows an unrelated case in which a Northern Territory mine worker who tested positive on Saturday after spending a night in hotel quarantine. Contact tracers are racing to find those who may have been exposed.

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