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New Queensland virus sites named as SA declared a hotspot

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Queensland Health has issued COVID-19 exposure alerts for multiple Sunshine Coast venues, and will also declare South Australia a virus hotspot.

Queensland today recorded three new cases of COVID-19, including a local infection of a woman who was in the community while infectious on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

The woman, who is fully vaccinated and is a student from Victoria, flew to Maroochydore on July 15 and then travelled to Cairns.

Separately, after five recent cases of COVID-19 in South Australia Queensland Health will declare the state a virus hotspot from 1am Thursday, 22 July.

Anyone who has been to South Australia will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a returning resident, except for a limited number who can enter for essential purposes.

Returning residents will still need to enter a mandatory 14-day stay in hotel quarantine.

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Queensland has recorded three new cases of COVID-19, including a local infection of a woman who was in the community while infectious on the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles and Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young today confirmed the woman is a student from Victoria who flew to Maroochydore on July 15.

The woman, aged in her 20s is fully vaccinated.

Contact tracing is now underway for the following locations:

  • The Sunshine Coast Plaza and the Universal Store in Maroochydore between 3:55pm and 4:15pm on July 15
  • The Rice Boi restaurant and the Mooloolaba wharf between 6:45pm and 8:00pm on July 15
  • Maroochydore Station and the 615 bus to Landsborough Station on July 16
  • A train from Landsborough Station to Eagleby Station and the Air Train to Brisbane Domestic Airport on July 16
  • Virgin Flight VA791 from Brisbane to Cairns on July 16
Scott Emerson
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