One new native COVID-19 case confirmed in Stafford, Brisbane

Queensland has recorded a brand new regionally acquired case of COVID-19, with warnings for potential publicity websites throughout Brisbane.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the brand new case is a 26-year-old man from Stafford in Brisbane who returned a constructive check consequence yesterday.

The person, who’s a landscaper, has been infectious locally since final Friday.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed {that a} younger man within the Brisbane neighborhood has examined constructive to COVID-19. (9News)

Ms Palaszczuk mentioned there may be “no need for alarm”, however there are a selection of venues of concern together with a Bunnings, contemporary meals market stalls and a buying centre.

From noon, aged care properties, hospitals and prisons can be closed to guests throughout Brisbane Metropolis and Moreton Metropolis council areas.

Queensland Chief Well being Officer Dr Jeanette Younger mentioned she is “hopeful” there’ll no additional restrictions put in place nevertheless this can rely upon whether or not any additional instances are recognized over the subsequent 48 hours.

“I think Queenslanders know what to do,” she mentioned.

“We’re just on the cusp of having to put in restrictions and having people vaccinated.”

  • Carindale Purchasing Centre on March 20 from 11am
  • Baskin Robbins Icecream Everton Park from 8am
  • Market Organics at Gasworks in Newstead on March 21
  • Mammas Italian Waterfront Restaurant Redcliff on March 21 at 12:20pm
  • Genki Mart at Alderley on March 21 at 10.30am
  • Guzman y Gomez drive via at Stafford 12.30pm on March 22
  • Bunnings Stafford at 1pm on March 22
  • Aldi Stafford at 8.30am on March 25
  • Nundah Respiratory Clinic at 11.15am on March 25

Low threat venues additionally embrace:

  • Gasworks Plaza at Newstead at 9.50am on March 21
  • KFC Everton Park at 7.55pm on March 22

On March 22, the person labored whereas probably infectious.

Dr Younger mentioned it’s unlikely he handed the virus to anybody else throughout this time.

Queensland Well being have requested that folks watch rigorously for updates with particular timeframes the place neighborhood transmission might have occurred.

Anybody who visited potential an infection websites can be required to isolate instantly.

Folks dwelling in Brisbane and Moreton Bay have been urged to observe rigorously for signs of COVID-19 and anybody who turns into unwell within the subsequent 14 days has been instructed to come back ahead for testing.

It’s not but recognized how the person grew to become contaminated.

Authorities are enterprise genome sequencing to find out which pressure of COVID-19 he has acquired.

Dr Younger urged folks to “go out and enjoy the outdoors” this weekend as an alternative of indoor occasions.

Ms Palaszczuk urged folks dwelling and visiting Brisbane Metropolis Council and Moreton Bay areas who’re in crowded areas to put on a masks.

She additionally urged folks to recollect to socially distance.

“People are not social distancing. We really need people to social distance and the other thing that’s coming back is everyone is doing handshakes again,” Ms Palaszczuk mentioned.

“Please, we are still in the midst of a pandemic.

“Now just isn’t the time to interrupt our social distancing, our good hand hygiene and the handshakes. So I am sorry everybody.”

COVID-19 fragments detected in wastewater

Earlier, Queensland Well being issued a press release saying COVID-19 fragments had been detected in Brisbane.

“Fragments of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected on the Baggage Level (servicing the Brisbane North space and a few inner-city Brisbane South suburbs) wastewater remedy plant,” it mentioned in a press release.