Queensland is once more on excessive alert after a flight crew member who visited a number of websites round Brisbane on Saturday examined optimistic to COVID-19.
The crew member examined unfavorable three time whereas in lodge quarantine however returned a optimistic consequence on Saturday evening, hours after she was allowed again into the group.
Within the hours earlier than the optimistic consequence, the girl travelled by personal automotive to the town, the DFO at Brisbane airport and the Portuguese Household Centre within the south-west suburb of Ellen Grove.
Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger mentioned the most certainly supply of the case was a passenger on board a June 5 Emirates flight to Brisbane from Dubai who was contaminated with the extremely transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19. This had not but been confirmed in exams.
Nonetheless, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, sounding upbeat and urging Queenslanders to “go benefit from the lovely climate”, mentioned the one case had not dashed plans to considerably ease COVID-19 restrictions – together with caps on house gatherings – from 1am on Friday.
To maintain this timeline on observe, Dr Younger implored anybody who visited the DFO at Brisbane Airport between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday to isolate instantly and make contact with well being authorities.
The optimistic case went to a Portuguese household centre in Ellen Grove between 7pm and seven.50pm and, equally, anybody who visited in the identical time-frame should self-quarantine.
As a result of it was inside 24 hours of potential publicity to the girl, individuals wouldn’t but be displaying signs or testing optimistic, Dr Younger mentioned.
“We’re in one of the best place … on the subject of group transmission as a result of we have now recognized this within the someday of the individual being locally,” Dr Younger mentioned.