Urgent health warning in Brisbane as truck driver infected with Covid drives from NSW to Queensland

Urgent health warning in Brisbane as truck driver infected with Covid drives from NSW to Queensland

  • A Covid positive truck driver has entered Queensland from NSW in the area of ​​Goondiwindi
  • Queensland Health has issued contact sites for Archerfield and Goondiwindi


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A truck driver from New South Wales has tested positive for Covid-19 in Queensland.

Queensland Health has issued a public health warning for the Archerfield area of ​​southwestern Brisbane and the southern border town of Goondiwindi.

The truckie is said to have been contagious in the community for a day last Thursday.

Contact locations announced by Queensland Health include the BP truck stop, truck driver facilities and a dining area in Goondiwindi from 5.30pm-6.30pm on Thursday, August 26, and a BP station in Archerfield, including covered areas and the truck parking area.

COVID POSITIVE TRUCKIE – QUEENSLAND CONTACT SITES

Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Close contact sites and times:

BP gas station (indoor), cnr Randolph St and Boundary Rd Archerfield: 10am–10:40am

BP Service Station, 11/11 Cunningham Hwy, Goondiwindi, Truck Driver Facilities/Dining Area, Goondiwindi BP, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Thursday, August 26, 2021 – Casual contact sites:

BP Service Station (outside includes truck parking), cnr Randolph St and Boundary Rd Archerfield, 8.50am-11.10am

BP Service Station, 11/11 Cunningham Hwy, Goondiwindi QLD 4390 Goondiwindi, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Close and informal contact sites were announced by Queensland Health at Archerfield in southwestern Brisbane and Goondiwindi on the NSW-Queensland border

Close and informal contact sites were announced by Queensland Health at Archerfield in southwestern Brisbane and Goondiwindi on the NSW-Queensland border

The urgent public health warning was issued just days after a series of protests by trucks and residents of the border zone over Queensland’s requirement that essential workers have at least one dose of a Covid vaccine to cross the border.

On Monday, truck drivers Tony Fulton and Brock Holroyd stopped their trucks on the M1 Pacific Motorway at Reedy Creek on the Gold Coast, causing traffic jams for several miles.

The truck drivers protested on August 21 against the mandatory vaccinations introduced by Queensland for essential workers.

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