Shock Covid case in Queensland as infected couple flee locked down Melbourne and visit a string of venues including McDonald’s, Bunnings and Kmart after passing through NSW – here’s the full list
- Covid-19 case recorded in Queensland after couple fled Melbourne lockdown
- Pair spent time in regional New South Wales before travelling to Sunshine Coast
- The 44-year-old woman was tested Tuesday and returned positive Wednesday
A 44-year-old woman from Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast was tested on Tuesday and returned a positive result on Wednesday.
She had been experiencing symptoms from June 3 but only sought a test on June 8.
The woman and her husband are understood to have spent time in regional New South Wales including areas such as Gillenbah, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree, before driving through to Queensland.
They left Victoria on June 1 and entered Queensland on June 5.
Queensland Health have identified six close contacts so far. The husband has returned a negative result.
Both the positive woman and her husband have been transported to a Sunshine Coast health clinic.
‘She could well have been infectious while travelling through New South Wales and I have been working with my colleague to determine that,’ Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young told reporters in a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
A shock Covid-19 case has been detected on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast after a couple travelled from locked down Victoria, one infected with coronavirus
The woman was potentially infectious at Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre – Coffee Club and Kmart stores between 10.45 – 11.30am on June 7
Queensland currently classifies Victoria as a Covid-19 hotspot, and anyone entering the state must complete hotel quarantine.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath and Doctor Young held a press conference confirming the case on Wednesday afternoon and added a number of exposure sites in Queensland.
‘We don’t know why they left or what the situation was,’ Doctor Young told reporters.
‘Hopefully we have got this early and there are no other positive cases and community transmission.
‘It’s only in the last hour that we’ve had this absolutely confirmed by double checking the results.’
They believe she may be at the end of her infection upon conducting her test.
There are reports the woman lied on her declaration form when entering the state.
Meanwhile several venues across regional NSW have been put on alert.
These include the Cafe Omega in Moree, a cinema in Dubbo and a hotel in Forbes.
NSW VENUES ON ALERT
Gillenbah, Caltex Narrandera on Tuesday, 1 June from 10.30 am – 11.00am
Forbes, Vandenberg Hotel on Tuesday, 1 June from 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Forbes, Brew Coffee Bar on Wednesday, 2 June from 7.00am – 10.00am
Dubbo, CSC – Church Street Cafe on Wednesday, 2 June from 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dubbo, Reading Cinemas Dubbo on Wednesday, 2 June from 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Dubbo, Homestead Motel on Wednesday, 2 June at 12.00pm – Thursday, 3 June at 10.00am
Moree, Gwydir Carpark/Motel & Thermal Pools on Thursday, 3 June at 1.45pm – all day Friday, 4 June to Saturday, 5 June at 7.30am
Moree, Cafe Omega on Thursday, 3 June from 1.30pm – 4.30pm, Friday, 4 June from 7.00am – 9.30am and Friday, 4 June from 11.50am – 2.00pm
Moree, Amaroo Tavern on Friday, 4 June from 4.30pm – 11.00pm
The woman visited Goondiwindi McDonalds on June 5 between 7.35 – 7.50am
The positive woman was at Bunnings in Caloundra between 12.10 – 12.45pm on June 7
Infected woman’s timeline:
June 1: Left Melbourne and travelled through New South Wales
June 5: Arrived at Goondiwindi border and crossed into Queensland
7.35 – 7.50am: Goondiwindi McDonalds
11 – 11.15am: Toowoomba Caltex
2.45 – 3pm: Sunny’s in Moffat Beach
3.30 – 4.30pm: Coffee Cat in Kings Beach
10.45 – 11.30am: Stockland Caloundra Shopping Centre – Coffee Club and Kmart stores
12.10 – 12.45pm: Bunnings in Caloundra
1 – 2pm: Kawana Shoppingworld
3.50pm – 4pm: Baringa IGA in Caloundra