Sumary of Qld records five new local cases:
- Queensland has recorded five new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 as Griffith University announces a staff member tested positive.
- The announcement comes after a staff member at the Griffith University was revealed as a new infection on Friday night and connected to the original case, a 13-year-old girl from a south Brisbane school.
- Chief health officer Jeannette Young said the young girl had alerted her mother to a headache, prompting the family to come forward for testing.
- “The father, who these children saw on Fathers’ Day, actually had a visitor from NSW stay with him overnight on Fathers’ Day,” Dr Young said.
- ”Griffith University Vice-Chancellor Professor Carolyn Evans emailed staff on Friday, informing them a staff member had tested positive.
- Ms Evans advised the positive case attended a meeting in one campus building and visited another on Wednesday.
- She said those who also attended the meeting were told of the cases and asked to go home as well as being encouraged to get tested and await advice from Queensland Health.
- “We expect Queensland Health to provide some advice to the University community in the next 24 hours and w will share it with you as soon as we do,” Ms Evans said in her email.