Western Australia orders all visitors from Queensland to isolate for 14 days after it was revealed that a Brisbane Covid case hosted a house party for 25 revelers
- WA Prime Minister Mark McGowan has further tightened restrictions on QLD visitors
- He ordered all QLD visitors to isolate themselves for 14 days regardless of the test results
- The move comes after QLD recorded two local cases of Covid-19 in the past two days
- The Strathpine man, in his twenties, tested positive for Covid on Saturday
- Case comes after his 26-year-old friend contracted a highly contagious British strain
Western Australia has further tightened restrictions on visitors from Queensland, requiring all visitors to isolate themselves for 14 days.
The move comes after revelations that one of two new coronavirus cases in Brisbane hosted a house party for about 25 people, ignoring advice to isolate themselves.
“Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation in Queensland, additional steps are being taken to keep WA safe,” McGowan said in a Facebook post Saturday night.
“Effective immediately, all arrivals from Queensland will now have to undergo 14 days of self-quarantine.”
Western Australia Prime Minister Mark McGowan (pictured) quarantined all QLD visitors for 14 days
The move comes after revelations that one of two new coronavirus cases in Brisbane hosted a house party for about 25 people, ignoring advice to isolate themselves. Pictured: Travelers in Brisbane
The new guidelines also apply to those who arrived from Queensland earlier on Saturday.
“Initially, those travelers had to quarantine themselves until a negative Covid-19 result was returned, but due to updated health advice, a full 14-day period of self-quarantine is now required,” said Mr. McGowan.
The Prime Minister said the Emergency Management Team, himself, the Secretary of Health, the Police Commissioner and the Chief Health Officer met late Saturday afternoon to discuss new information from Queensland.
“Based on further information from QLD, WA’s Chief Health Officer has recommended changing QLD’s risk rating from ‘very low risk’ to ‘low risk,'” he said.
The man at the center of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Queensland hosted a house party while he was supposed to wait in seclusion for his test results.
Health authorities revealed on Saturday that the man was throwing a party for 25 people, despite being identified as a close contact of a 26-year-old tradie who previously tested positive for the highly contagious British strain.
Local residents will be lining up for a 24-hour Covid testing clinic south of Brisbane in January
The man, in his 20s and from Strathpine in north Brisbane, later tested positive and his 25 guests have now been quarantined.
“More locations may be added after it was revealed that the Strathpine man hosted a meeting of about 25 people at his home in between orders to isolate and get his positive test results,” Queensland Health said Saturday night.
Queensland has issued a public health warning for parts of the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions following the two local infections.
Officials announced Friday that a Stafford landscaper in the north of the city tested positive for the highly contagious British variant of Covid, triggering exposure warnings for sites including a busy shopping center in Westfield.
Following the two local infections, a public health warning has been issued for parts of the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions. Pictured: Two people wearing face masks
Genomic sequencing shows the 26-year-old’s case is linked to the species that infected a doctor at Princess Alexandra Hospital two weeks ago – but officials have no idea how it jumped between the two, who are not known to have each other. ever met.
Queensland Health has updated their growing list of Covid hot spots on Saturday night with more than a dozen locations visited by the Strathpine man.
The new locations, which date from March 20 to March 25, include Bunnings, Dan Murphy’s and Hungry Jacks.
Anyone who has been to the sites must immediately isolate themselves and be tested on Sunday.
NEW COVID HOTSPOTS
Queensland Health identified more than a dozen new sites after a man in his 20s from Strathpine tested positive for the coronavirus on Saturday.
Anyone who has been to any of the locations below should isolate and be tested immediately.
20th of March
Black Hops Brewery East Brisbane, 12:22 PM to 1:51 PM
Green Beacon Brewing Co. Teneriffe, from 2:00 pm to 3:22 pm
Eatons Hill Hotel Eatons Hill, 3:44 PM to 5:30 PM
PCYC Lawnton Lawnton, 7:16 am to 8:10 am
Bunnings Lawnton, 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Strathpine Shopping Center Plaza Strathpine, 3.43pm to 3.49pm
Zambrero Lawnton, 12:51 am to 12:55 pm
Lawnton Fruit Market Lawnton, 1:57 PM to 2:15 PM
Nellas Gourmet Tucker Lawnton, 3:37 pm to 3:47 pm
Poolwerx Strathpine Strathpine, 3:15 pm to 3:57 pm
Dan Murphy’s Strathpine, 7:26 pm to 7:36 pm
Hungry Jacks Strathpine, 7:47 PM
Lawton Country Markets Lawnton, 2:36 pm to 2:43 pm
BWS Strathpine, 6:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Ceres Pizza Café Strathpine, 7:00 PM 7:58 PM