String of massage parlours exposed to Covid-19

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A number of Queensland massage parlours have been exposed to Covid-19 as health authorities continue to investigate a mystery case.

The case, a woman in her 50s, was active in Brisbane's northern suburbs, and Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said she has no known links to existing cases or exposure sites.

All of her household members have so far tested negative, and Dr Young said she had received both vaccination doses.

"I am reasonably reassured by all that, but it would be good to see that enhanced testing response," she told reporters on Monday.

Little Crown Massage, Slacks Creek is pictured. Pedestrians are also seen in Brisbane's CBD wearing face masks.
Little Crown Massage at Slacks Creek has been named as a close contact site for Covid-19 exposure. Brisbane's CBD is also seen here (right). Source: Google Maps (file pic)/ AAP

A number of massage parlours were listed as close contact venues. It means anyone who visited them needs to get tested and self-isolate immediately for 14 days regardless of their result.

Covid exposed massage parlours

  • UME Massage Spa, Redcliffe, September 5 - 9am to 7pm

  • Cannon Hill Massage, September 26 - 9am to 7pm

  • Little Crown Massage, Slacks Creek, September 27, 9am to 7pm and September 29, 8.40am to 7pm

  • Cannon Hill Massage, September 28, 9.30am to 7pm

  • Water Lily Spa, Archerfield, Friday, 9am to 7pm

Dr Young said it is encouraging no other chains of transmission were identified by more than 100,000 tests over the past week.

As well as the massage parlours, several other venues have also been listed as exposure sites, including Coles supermarkets in Chermside, Cannon Hill and Bracken Ridge.

To view the full list, visit the Queensland Government website.

Genome sequencing results are expected shortly to help determine the source of the infection.

Queensland is currently managing 26 active cases. Two cases were reported in hotel quarantine on Monday.

Despite a number of new cases in the past week the state has managed to avoid lockdown.

with AAP

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