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Border town records positive COVID-19 case

Scott Emerson
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Authorities have confirmed a COVID-19 patient has been treated at the Goondiwindi Hospital.

The person has since been transferred to a COVID designated facility.

Queensland Health says the case is considered low risk.

Local mayor, Lawrence Springborg, confirmed the news in a statement to 4BC Drive, saying the case was from NSW.

“This case is in addition to the positive COVID case who passed through the Goondiwindi BP Truckstop,” he said.

“The community can be assured that Darling Downs Health is working to identify and notify any
close contacts as well as exposure sites as they become available.

“A public health alert has been issued for contact tracing locations in Goondiwindi.

“I understand Darling Downs Health is investigating the potential for community transmission and that some of the close contacts from this confirmed case are already in isolation.

“We will await advice from Queensland Health about the risk to our community, and any potential changes to restrictions in our region.

“With four confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Moree Plains Shire Council area, we are also paying close attention to any potential changes to border restrictions.”

He said the community should take comfort in the fact that the region has the highest vaccination rate in the state, at 81.5 per cent double dosed.

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Scott Emerson