Sunnybank school shut down, new exposure sites listed after positive COVID case
A Sunnybank school has been shut down today after a student tested positive to coronavirus.
A 13-year-old student at Sir Thomas Moore College in Sunnybank is under investigation after being detected with the virus.
It’s believed she was at school for the previous few days, so students have been sent home today as a precaution.
All students and their households will be required to quarantine at home for the next 14 days.
The school, Coles Pinelands Plaza and Pinelands Bakehouse have all been listed as exposure sites.
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It comes after a truck driver aged in his 20s was announced late yesterday, after spending two days infectious in the community.
He spent a substantial amount of time at Westfield Garden City, so anyone who attended the shopping centre on September 5 or 6 are urged to come forward and get tested.
“I am confident in knowing the majority of people are wearing these masks in shopping centres,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Meanwhile, from 1am Monday, a border zone will be reinstated on Queensland’s southern border, whereby students and workers from a NSW LGA with eased restrictions can cross the border for essential purposes.
Similarly, Queenslanders living on the border can also enter these LGAs for essential purposes.
Workers will need to have had at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, and can only cross if they “can’t reasonably work from home”.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said following the detection of multiple infected truck drivers over the past weeks, Queenslanders should be “really careful”.
“The thing we can do to protect ourselves the most is … to get vaccinated.”
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