A 26-year-old Brisbane man from Stafford has tested positive to COVID-19, with authorities yet to determine how he became infected.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the news in a press conference on Friday after the man tested positive yesterday.
Concerningly, the man has been infectious in the community since last Friday.
BREAKING: One of the COVID-19 cases confirmed in Queensland overnight appears to be locally acquired.— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) March 26, 2021
The case is a 26-year-old man from Stafford.
He was tested yesterday but has been infectious in the community since last Friday.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/WisQgFZFXT
Contact tracing is currently underway, with Queensland Health expected to issue a public health alert with more information regarding potential exposure sites as the information becomes available.
Palaszczuk has confirmed that there is “no need for alarm” in the community but has issued a number of venues of concern including:
- Carindale Shopping Centre
- Bunnings at Stafford
- The fresh food market stall at Gasworks, Newstead
- Mamma’s Italian Restaurant at Redcliffe
- The Guzman y Gomez drive-through at Stafford
- Aldi at Stafford
- Locations in Fortitude Valley over the weekend
In an attempt to minimise the spread to vulnerable people, aged care and disability centres, hospitals and correctional facilities within the Brisbane and Moreton City Council areas will be closed to visitors from midday today.
Additionally, Palaszczuk issued an urgent reminder for Queenslanders to continue social distancing and being COVID-safe to avoid further outbreaks.
“People are not social distancing,” the Premier said.
“Everyone is doing handshakes again.
“Now is not the time to break our social distancing.”
For the most up-to-date information regarding COVID in Brisbane, please view the Queensland Health website here.
More to come.