As Victoria battles through a second lockdown and NSW attempts to contain growing clusters of COVID-19, following social distancing rules and restrictions has never been so important. Sadly, that didn’t stop two teens from triggering QLD’s first community transmission of COVID-19 in more than a month.
The pair travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane where they reportedly visited a large number of public places and then failed to follow the strict 14-day quarantine rule. News.com.au reports the pair also live in large households, leading to family transmission of the virus.
One of the teens even returned to work as a cleaner at Parklands Christian College in QLD for three days before later being diagnosed with the COVID-19. Staff and students have been since issued a warning.
“The staff member was on site last week and then rang in sick and then that’s when the trace program started,” school Principal Gary Cully told The Courier Mail.
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“As far as I’m aware they were not symptomatic while they were onsite and then called in sick the following day and then the next week they were tested,” he added.
Apparently, Chatswood Hills State School has also been closed for deep cleaning after one of the women worked there.
“I’m absolutely furious that this has happened,” QLD’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said. “These two have gone to Victoria, have come back and have given misleading information to authorities.”
QLD’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said that there is a police investigation underway, and that “the initial investigation is indicating that there were incorrect details on their declaration passes.”
It’s just another reminder to – and we cannot stress this enough – get tested if you’re feeling sick, stay home and if you have to travel, follow the rules and self-isolate.
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