Multiple venues linked to teens who 'lied' about hotspot trip

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Queensland has announced the state has confirmed an additional new case of coronavirus on Wednesday afternoon, taking today’s total to three.

Two 19-year-olds in Queensland were confirmed to have the virus after returning from Victoria and lying about their trip. The new case is a “known close contact”, according to the state’s health department.

The third case is a 22-year-old woman who works at YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside Hours Care.

People line up to get COVID-19 tested at the Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane on Wednesday,  after an employee tested positive.  Source: AAP
People line up to get COVID-19 tested at the Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane on Wednesday, after an employee tested positive. Source: AAP

In a statement, Queensland Health said the department is working with the schools and centre, which have both been closed until further notice.

“Contact tracing is underway on all new cases,” Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said.

“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.

“Therefore, if you live in the areas of Logan, South Brisbane or Springfield and are feeling unwell please stay home and immediately get tested.”

A sign advising of COVID-19 hygiene practices is hung on a locked gate at the entrance to Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane, where one of the women who tested positive on Wednesday worked. Source: AAP
A sign advising of COVID-19 hygiene practices is hung on a locked gate at the entrance to Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane, where one of the women who tested positive on Wednesday worked. Source: AAP

The two 19-year-olds were confirmed to have returned a positive result this morning, and the two travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane via Sydney on Virgin flights VA 863 and VA 977.

The two girls were active within the community for eight days prior to self-isolating and they allegedly lied on their border declaration form.

“I’m absolutely furious that this has happened, that these two people have gone to Victoria and come back and have given two authorities misleading information,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Wednesday.

There are currently eight active coronavirus cases in Queensland, taking the state’s total up to 1079.

Any individuals who were present at the below locations at the relevant times are asked to immediately self-quarantine and contact 13 HEALTH:

  • Parklands Christian College, Park Ridge, 22-23 July 2020 9.30am-6pm

  • Madtongsan IV Restaurant, Sunnybank, 23 July 2020 7-9pm

  • Heeretea -Bubble Tea Shop, Sunnybank, 23 July 2020 9.25pm

  • YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care, Springwood, 23-24 July 2020 All

  • Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains, 24 July 2020 3.30-3.50pm

  • Thai Peak Restaurant, Springfield, 26 July 2020 6.30-9pm

  • Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, Southbank, 27 July 2020 All

  • P’Nut Street Noodles, Southbank, 27 July 2020 All

  • African Grocery Shop, Woodridge (Station Rd), 28 July 2020 All

  • Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains, 28 July 2020 12.25-12.30pm

  • Chatime Grand Plaza, Browns Plains, 28 July 2020 All

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