A 44-year-old lady has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after driving from Victoria to Queensland by way of NSW.
Queensland Well being Minister Yvette D’Ath stated the lady was examined on Tuesday and had been confirmed optimistic on Wednesday.
The lady visited plenty of locations, together with Toowoomba and Goondiwindi.
Queensland Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger stated the lady travelled along with her accomplice, leaving Melbourne on June 1, arriving in Queensland on June 5, “and she or he travelled up by means of NSW and crossed the border at Goondiwindi.”
“She has been out and about on the Sunshine Coast since she arrived on the fifth of June,” Dr Younger stated.
Publicity websites visited by the lady embody Goondiwindi McDonalds at 7.35am on June 5, a Caltex petrol station in Toowoomba at 11am on June 5 and areas on the Sunshine Coast, together with Moffat Seaside and Kings Seaside.
Dr Younger says six shut contacts have been recognized.
“I’m ready for serology outcomes to see simply how lengthy she’s had this,” she says.
“She solely arrived in Queensland on the fifth [of June].
“She may effectively have been infectious whereas she was travelling by means of New South Wales.”
Dr Younger is requested whether or not it’s irritating that somebody has doubtlessly induced an outbreak.
She says any case of COVID-19 is irritating.
“The neighborhood has needed to put up with a lot now for 18 months and do that once more, doesn’t matter as a result of, any neighborhood case of COVID goes to be irritating for lots of people,” she says.
She urged folks with signs to return ahead and get examined.