Queensland hospital in lockdown after staff member tests positive to Covid-19

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·1-min read

A Brisbane hospital has been placed into lockdown effective immediately after a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba has barred all non-essential visitors, and while the Emergency Department will remain open, patients are being urged to first seek out care at other hospitals or a GP if possible.

The staff member was in contact with Covid-positive patients in the early hours of March 10 and was infectious while in the community on March 11, a statement from Queensland Health said.

The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Source: Google Maps
The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Source: Google Maps

The staff member was in contact with Covid-positive patients in the early hours of March 10 and was infectious while in the community on March 11, a statement from Queensland Health said.

The staff member is a doctor, the ABC reported.

Anyone attending the hospital, including staff, must wear a mask at all times. Contact tracing is underway, and public exposure sites are likely to be identified tomorrow.

"All patients, staff and families this person interacted with are being identified and appropriate actions are being taken," Queensland Health said.

Non-urgent outpatient bookings and elective surgery will be postponed.

Anyone with any Covid-19 symptoms should get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

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