The childcare center in Queensland has been closed after being visited by someone infected with the corona virus
Childcare center is forced to close after being visited four times by someone infected with coronavirus – while a woman in a full hazmat suit and mask inspects the building
- Childcare center south of Brisbane was closed after an infected patient was present
- They recently attended Early Birds Jimboomba Education and Childcare 4 times
- Qld Health is working to identify potentially exposed children and staff
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A children’s center is closed after a person infected with coronavirus has been four times in the past two weeks.
Families of the Early Birds Jimboomba Education and Childcare in Logan, south of Brisbane, have been notified of the temporary closure after the patient went downtown on April 1, 2, 8, and 9, unaware that they have the virus had.
Although Queensland Health declined to provide more details, Seven news reported that the infected patient was a child.
On Tuesday morning, a woman was seen wearing a full hazmat suit and a gas mask.
An inspector dressed in a full hazmat suit and mask outside Early Birds Jimboomba Education and Childcare on Tuesday after the facility closed
Queensland Health informed those affected by the center’s closure on Saturday.
“The Metro South Public Health Service is working closely with the center to identify all children and staff who may have been exposed,” the health service said in a letter to staff, parents and caregivers.
“All staff and children identified as close contacts must be quarantined for 14 days from the last attended date.”
A health department spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that this is not possible commentary on individual cases due to patient confidentiality.
“Anyone identified as close to the identified case has been directly quarantined by Queensland Health for 14 days,” she added.
Early Birds Jimboomba Education and Childcare went to his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon to thank the community.
The patient visited childcare (photo) four times in the past two weeks, unaware that they had contracted the virus
“Thank you very much to everyone who left so many messages, emails, Facebook messages, etc. with their kind messages of support,” the message read.
“How comforting it is to know that not only do we have our Jimboomba Community support, but we also have support from outside our local community.”
“The Jimboomba Early Birds family is so thankful and grateful, especially today!”
The childcare facility is across the street from the Jimboomba Central shopping center, which has since reassured the community that it has not been affected.
The temporarily closed daycare center went to social media on Tuesday
“First, our thoughts are with all affected families / workers and those involved wish a quick and safe recovery. Second, we want to confirm that there is no impact on Jimboomba Central, “said center manager Liz Huig.
“Jimboomba Central remains open and responsive, and has an elevated, powerful and detailed cleaning regimen that integrates disinfection of high touch surfaces in the common area with a special chemical three times a day.”
“We look forward to welcoming you downtown and encouraging everyone to buy locally, while respecting social distance protocols, to support our retailers during this difficult time.”
Queensland has 998 confirmed cases of the virus that has claimed 61 lives across the country.
Schools across the country will reopen for second grade next week for students who can’t stay at home because of working parents.