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A THIRD person has tested positive for coronavirus in Queensland in 24 hours

A THIRD person has tested positive for coronavirus in Queensland in 24 hours sparking fears of a fresh outbreak

  • An after- school service in Logan has been shut down after the positive result
  • It’s not known if it’s linked to two 19-year-old women who lied on border forms
  • The pair, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney, both have COVID-19 

A third person has tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland in the past 24 hours.

An after-hours school service in Logan, Brisbane has been shut down after a person returned a positive test.

It’s not yet known if the new case is linked to two 19-year-old women with coronavirus lied on their border declaration forms and dodged quarantine to enter Queensland.

The pair, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 after travelling together, were active in the community for eight days before isolating.

Shopping centres, restaurants, a school, and a church they visited will shut while authorities scramble to conduct contact tracing.

A third person has tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland in the past 24 hours. Pictured: A man delivers cleaning equipment to a screening clinic at the Parklands Christian College in Logan

An after-hours school service in Logan, Brisbane has been shut down after a person returned a positive test. Pictured: People line up to get COVID-19 tested at the Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane

An after-hours school service in Logan, Brisbane has been shut down after a person returned a positive test. Pictured: People line up to get COVID-19 tested at the Parklands Christian College in Logan, south of Brisbane

Scores of the women’s contacts will be forced to isolate, and aged care facilities in the Metro South Health region will re-enter lock down as the state tries to avoid an outbreak.

It prompted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to announce all Sydneysiders will be banned from entering the state from Saturday. 

Queensland residents returning will have to isolate in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young called the pair ‘reckless’ and said she was ‘very disappointed’.

The teens travelled on flights VA 863 and VA 977. Queensland Health contact tracers are identifying close contacts from those flights.

Health Minister Steven Miles said there was a large amount of contact tracing that needed to be done with the community as well.

It prompted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to announce all Sydneysiders will be banned from entering the state from Saturday

It prompted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to announce all Sydneysiders will be banned from entering the state from Saturday

The 19-year-old women, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 after travelling together, were active in the community for eight days before isolating (pictured: Travellers waiting at baggage claim at Sydney domestic airport)

The 19-year-old women, who flew back from Melbourne via Sydney on July 21 after travelling together, were active in the community for eight days before isolating (pictured: Travellers waiting at baggage claim at Sydney domestic airport)

‘These young women have gone about their business within the communities that they live in and so there will be a large amount of contact tracing to be done, largely within it the Logan and Springfield areas, including shopping malls, restaurants and a church.’

One of the women attended the Orion Springfield Central in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane, on Sunday where she dined at the Peak Thai restaurant about 6.30pm.

There are now eight actives cases left in Queensland following three new cases on Wednesday.  

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