July 29, 2020

Queensland Health has issued a Public Health Alert in relation to the three latest confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the State.

The first case is a 19-year-old woman who tested positive after travelling interstate last week.

She is an employee at Parklands Christian College on Brisbane’s southside. Queensland Health is working closely with the school which has been temporarily closed until further notice.

The second case is her 19-year-old female travel companion. Both cases travelled interstate together last week. It is believed they contracted the virus in Melbourne.

The third reported case is a known close contact, a 22-year-old woman, who tested positive later on Wednesday.

This individual is an employee of the YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care.

Queensland Health is working closely with the school and the care centre, both of which have been temporarily closed until further notice.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said contact tracing was under way.

“While we are still determining where the virus may have been acquired, we are working closely with these women to gather necessary information, including other places they may have visited whilst infectious,” she said.

“As always, we strongly recommend everyone with symptoms, particularly people who have travelled interstate recently, to immediately get tested. Vigilance is key to keeping community transmission out of Queensland.”

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Any individuals who were present at the below locations at the relevant times have been asked to immediately self-quarantine and contact 13 HEALTH (13-43-25-84).

  • July 21 – Virgin flights VA863 (Melbourne-Sydney) and VA977 (Sydney-Brisbane)
  • July 22-23 (9:30am-6:00pm) – Parklands Christian College, Park Ridge
  • July 23 (7:00-9:00pm) – Madtongsan IV Restaurant, Sunnybank
  • July 23 (9:25pm) – Heeretea Bubble Tea Shop, Sunnybank
  • July 23-24 – YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care, Springwood
  • July 23-24 (3:30pm-5:30pm) – Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains
  • July 26 (6:30pm-9:30pm) – Thai Peak Restaurant, Springfield
  • July 27 – Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, Southbank
  • July 27 – P’Nut Street Noodles, Southbank
  • July 28 – African Grocery Shop, Woodridge (Station Road)
  • July 28 (12.25pm-12.30pm) – Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains
  • July 28 – Chatime Grand Plaza, Browns Plains

Queensland Health will provide additional location information in relation to these cases via a Public Health Alert when it is available.

Anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, even if they are mild, must get tested.

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