June 9, 2021

Queensland Health issued a COVID-19 alert on Wednesday afternoon for several locations – including one in Toowoomba – after a 44-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on the Sunshine Coast.

The woman and her partner recently travelled to Queensland from Greater Melbourne via NSW.

The couple left Melbourne on June 1 and entered Queensland at Goondiwindi on June 5.

The woman was staying with relatives at Caloundra when she was tested on Tuesday morning; a positive result was confirmed on Wednesday.

She is now being treated at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Her partner has so far tested negative, but has been admitted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital as a precaution.

It is believed the woman became infectious about June 1, and first demonstrated symptoms on June 3.

So far six of her close contacts have been tested, but results are not yet available.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the couple entering Queensland.

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Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young released a preliminary list of exposure sites:

  • June 5 – McDonalds, Goondiwindi – 7:25am-7:50am
  • June 5 – Caltex Super Petrol Station, Toowoomba – 10:45am-11:15am
  • June 6 – Sunny’s @ Moffat, Moffat Beach – 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • June 6 – Coffee Cat, Kings Beach – 3:20pm-4:40pm
  • June 7 – Stocklands Shopping Centre, Caloundra – 10:30am-11:45am (in particular, Coffee Club and Kmart – women’s section)
  • June 7 – Bunnings Caloundra – 12:00pm-12:40pm
  • June 7 – Kawana Shoppingworld (in particular, JB Hi-Fi and Food Court) – 1:10pm-2:15pm
  • June 8 – Baringa SupaIGA, West Caloundra – 3:45pm-4:15pm
  • June 8 – Female toilets near SupaIGA – 4:00pm-4:15pm

Dr Young emphasised the woman was still being interviewed by contact tracers and more sites would likely be added to this list.


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