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QLD quarantine hotel worker tests positive to COVID-19


A cleaner at a quarantine hotel in Brisbane has tested positive to coronavirus.

This morning, Queensland's chief health officer, doctor Jeannette Young, confirmed the worker did everything right, getting tested immediately after developing symptoms yesterday.

"She got tested as part of our routine, weekly, every-seven-day testing on the 29th of December and was negative," Dr Young says.

"She since then developed symptoms, so came forward to get tested, and we got that result late last night and it's positive.

"She has been fantastic and has cooperated fully with us."

Health officials have determined the woman was infectious from January 2 onwards.

During that time she had one shift at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane on the 2nd of January, and Dr Young says authorities are working with the hotel to contact anyone who may have come into contact with the worker.

The woman also caught a train to and from work on Saturday, as well as visiting a number of shops.

A public health alert has been issued for the following locations:

🚆 Saturday 2 January - 7am - Train from Altandi station to Roma street
🚆 Saturday 2 January - 4pm - Train from Central Station to Altandi station
📍 Sunday 3 January - 11am -12pm - Woolworths, Calamvale North
📍 Tuesday 5 January - 7.30am - 8am - Coles, Sunnybank Hills
📍 Tuesday 5 January - 8am - 8.15am - Newsagent, Sunnybank Hills Shopping Tow

Premier Annastactia Palaszczuk is urging everyone in Brisbane who finds themselves with symptoms to get tested, especially those people who have been in Sunny Bank Hills, Algester or Calamvale since Saturday.

"We need to ensure that there is no community spread so we need to make sure that people in Brisbane are getting tested if they have any symptoms.

A second case of COVID-19 detected in Queensland in the past 24 hours is a child from overseas, who is in hotel quarantine.