Third woman linked to 'criminal' trip at centre of Qld COVID scare

Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles said

The teens travelled on flights VA 863 and VA 977.

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

In a letter from Queensland Health, obtained by The Courier Mail, students and staff at Parklands Christian College were told they "must quarantine at home" until August 6 after a COVID-positive staff member visited the premises last Wednesday and Thursday (July 22 and 23).

Ms Muranga is a cleaner at Parklands Christian College in Park Ridge, west of Brisbane, and did not self-isolate on her return to Logan, instead working three days at the private school before being later diagnosed with the virus.

A testing clinic has been established at the school.

It comes as a primary school closed to students and staff for cleaning and contact tracing after an Outside School Hours Care worker who was a close contact of the two women also tested positive to the virus.

Parents south of Brisbane have started pulling their children from schools and daycare centres as concerns build that their suburbs will be part of a COVID-19 hot spot.

Health Minister Steven Miles stated there was a big quantity of contact tracing that required to be finished with the neighborhood also.

"We're working closely with the Department of Education and Queensland Health and follow their guidance should any part of their school be identified using COVID-19".

The pair, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 after travelling together, were active in the community for eight days before isolating.

"But just in case one of them has come into contact with someone who then goes to an aged care facility, just because we know how vulnerable those people are", she said.

"Am I the next person?"


He said staff at the school were frantically trying to transition all lessons to be done remotely again.

Mr Miles described it as an "evolving situation".

"It would have been nice if she told me, but that's fine", she told reporters.

"I am very about the second individual who has not been cooperative and has not shared with us where she has been, so we have not been able to contact those venues and we will continue to work with that individual and hopefully get information".

"We will do that very thoroughly and very quickly".

"That's what they did and now we have to act swiftly and quickly".

"But we have been asking the Premier "what is the plan" should a COVID outbreak occur, so contingency plans for those scenarios can be made".

Destination Gold Coast chairman Paul Donovan urged Ms Palaszczuk to boost penalties to a $50,000 fine and six months prison for anyone lying to health authorities, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Madtongsan IV's owner, who asked not to be named, said two police officers and two government health officials arrived about 3pm and stayed for two hours.

Queensland's deputy police commissioner Steve Gollschewski, said the investigation was still ongoing but "the initial investigation is indicating that there were incorrect details on their declaration passes".

"This highlights why you need to declare if you've been to Victoria where there's been a high instance of community transmission".

"It just astounds me that anyone could do what these young ladies have done and think that that's okay", Diane and Barry Kerr said.

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