KFC, Westfield and Bunnings listed as Covid risk sites

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·4-min read

The list of venues under Covid alert in Brisbane is growing after a 26-year-old man tested positive for the virus and remained in the community while infectious for a week.

On Friday morning it was revealed the man, a landscaper from Stafford in the city’s north, visited a number of venues in the past week, including Westfield Carindale and a Baskin-Robbins outlet at Everton Park on March 20.

The next day he visited a supermarket and an Italian restaurant in Newstead.

The exterior of a KFC restaurant in Stafford and the Westfield Carindale shopping centre.
covidA KFC restaurant in Stafford and the Westfield Carindale shopping centre were visited by a man who was infectious with Covid-19. Source: Google Maps

On March 22 he went to work in Paddington and visited a Guzman y Gomez drive-through as well as Bunnings in Stafford.

The man visited Aldi at Stafford on March 25, the day he was tested for Covid-19 but before he had got his result.

By Friday evening, more venues had been added to the list, including a KFC in Everton Park and two supermarkets in Newmarket and Alderley.

Scroll down for a complete list of venues.

Link missing between virus cases

The new coronavirus case is connected to another announced two weeks ago, with the missing link between the pair likely still in the community.

Genomic testing on Friday confirmed the 26-year-old's case was linked to a hospital worker whose infection was announced on March 12.

The landscaper also visited a Bunnings store in Stafford. Source: Google Maps
The landscaper also visited a Bunnings store in Stafford. Source: Google Maps

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said it is likely that an unidentified intermediary had passed the virus onto the Stafford man.

"We will know more in the next 24 hours, but in the meantime, those identified as visiting the locations in today's Public Health Alert should immediately get tested and isolate until you receive your results," she said in a statement on Friday night.

Health authorities are tracking down close contacts of the man, who will have to undergo quarantine.

New case sparks another hospital lockdown

Brisbane's hospitals were put in lock down for the second time in a fortnight following news of the latest case.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has locked down hospitals, aged care facilities, prisons and disability services for the next three days to stop the virus spreading to vulnerable people.

Everyone in the Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council areas are being urged to wear masks in crowded places and socially distance.

"It is absolutely imperative over the next few days if you are sick and unwell to stay home and go get tested, it is absolutely critical we do this over the next two to three days," Ms Palaszczuk told reporters.

Dr Young said the man is being treated in Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

His housemates in Stafford are all self-isolating and getting tested.

The man started feeling ill at work on Monday.

"Anyone who's been to any of these venues during those specific timeframes, I want you to come forward and get tested, whether or not you've got symptoms, and to remain in isolation until you get a negative result," Dr Young said.

Full list of affected venues

The following venues are considered close contacts. Anyone who visited the locations should quarantine for 14 days at home and call 13 HEALTH.

It is important to get a Covid test and stay in quarantine even if a negative result is received.

  • Mamma’s Italian Restaurant, Redcliffe, Sunday March 21, 12.30pm - 3.10pm

The following venues are considered casual contacts. Anyone who visited the locations should get tested immediately and quarantine until a negative result is received.

  • Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre, Saturday March 20, 12pm - 2.16pm

  • Market Organics, Newmarket, Saturday March 20, 2.45pm - 3pm

  • Baskin-Robbins, Everton Park, Saturday March 20, 9.20pm - 9.25pm

  • Genki Mart, Alderley, Sunday 21 March, 10.30am - 10.46am

  • Guzman y Gomez, Stafford, Monday March 22, 12.20pm - 12.25pm

  • Bunnings, Stafford, Monday March 22, 12.40pm - 12.50pm

  • Aldi, Stafford City Shopping Plaza, Thursday March 25, 8.30am - 8.45am

  • Nundah Respiratory Clinic, Nundah, Thursday March 25, 11.15am - 11.40am

The following venues are considered low risk contacts. Anyone who visited the locations should monitor for symptoms.

  • Gasworks Plaza, Newstead, Sunday March 21, 9.50am - 10.20am

  • KFC, Everton Park, Monday March 22, 7.55pm - 8pm

- with AAP

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