Aged care worker tests positive for coronavirus in Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuck

She said previously 24 hours, Queensland Health had administered 6866 coronavirus evaluations and anybody in Brisbane's southern metro area who had some issues had been invited to have tested at among their many congestion clinics in the area.

The aged care worker is the third case of community transmission linked to the cluster, after one of the women's sisters tested positive earlier this week.

Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, Diana Lasu and Haja Timbo, 21, were spoken to by police about breaching health directives put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus and heavily fined - just two days before allegedly lying to get back into Queensland.

Two of them tested positive eight days later, sending parts of Brisbane into lockdown.

Hundreds of people from the families of around 700 students at Parkland Christian College, where one of the women works as a cleaner, lined up for testing on Thursday.

'People say we're in this together... well clearly not for some people, that's disappointing'.

She went to the doctor on Saturday, who said to get tested immediately, but she allegedly waited until Monday to do so.

Health authorities fear a woman was unknowingly infected with COVID-19 while working an eight-hour shift at a Brisbane nursing home.

All three women are now in quarantine under police guard and will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 28.

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said police now had high confidence they had all the information about where the three women had been since their return to Queensland.

Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said on Thursday this criminal behaviour has put the community at risk.

'I'm very anxious about the second individual who has not been cooperative and has not shared where she's been, so we haven't been able to contact those venues, ' Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said.

"That is a very important, very rapid response and that aged care facility has done a very, very good job already this morning", Dr Young said.

Saturday also brought tougher border restrictions for Queensland, with all travellers from Greater Sydney banned from the sunshine state after 1am.

One of three women who allegedly gave false information to police on their border declaration form (right) Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank Hills.

As the World Health Organisation warned the effects of the coronavirus pandemic would be felt for decades, another 397 cases were reported in Victoria yesterday, with three people dying.



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