Virus scare after couple flees lockdown


Sumary of Virus scare after couple flees lockdown:

  • A Melbourne couple have sparked a Covid scare in Queensland after leaving lockdown and travelling to the Sunshine Coast..
  • The pair are reported to have spent several days in regional NSW before moving north to Queensland on June 5, where a 44-year-old woman tested positive in Caloundra on June 8..
  • Queensland still regards Melbourne to be a Covid hotspot, with travellers from the southern state capital required to complete hotel quarantine on arrival..
  • Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the woman entered Queensland on June 5, passing through Goondiwindi and Toowoomba..
  • Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young remained calm and did not lambaste the couple for leaving Victoria during lockdown..
  • Dr Young said the woman developed symptoms on June 3 and empathised with Queenslanders about the positive case..
  • Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said the couple movements would be examined and they would be questioned on their reasons for travelling into the state while Victoria was declared a hotspot….

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