Coronavirus: Teens test negative after Queensland 'virus breach'

Louise Cheer
·News Editor
·1-min read

Two teenagers who were arrested after travelling from NSW into Queensland, allegedly breaching coronavirus restrictions, have tested negative for COVID-19.

Queensland’s Health Minister Steven Miles confirmed on Tuesday a 15-year-old and 16-year-old who were taken into custody at Noosa Civic shopping centre, on the Sunshine Coast, do not have the virus.

The pair arrived in the Sunshine State last week before the border closed to NSW and ACT, but allegedly lied about travelling from a designated hotspot.

The pair arrived in the Sunshine State last week before the border closed to NSW and ACT, but allegedly lied about travelling from a designated hotspot.
The pair arrived in the Sunshine State last week before the border closed to NSW and ACT, but allegedly lied about travelling from a designated hotspot. Source: Nine News

There were no new cases on Tuesday in Queensland, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk tweeted.

Currently there are 11 active cases in the state and a total of 1,089 confirmed cases.

Six Queenslanders have died from coronavirus and more than 1,000 patients have recovered.

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