By 96five Wednesday 29 Jul 2020
Queensland has today declared the greater Sydney area a COVID-19 hotspot, following increasing cases across the NSW capital.
It comes as three coronavirus cases were confirmed in Logan today, two 19 year old women had returned from Melbourne via Sydney and failed to declare their travel history. The third case is a 22 year old woman who is a close contact of one of the women.
|Parklands Christian College||Park Ridge||22-23 July 2020||9.30am-6pm|
|Madtongsan IV Restaurant||Sunnybank||23 July 2020||7-9pm|
|Heeretea – Bubble Tea Shop||Sunnybank||23 July 2020||9.25pm|
|YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care||Springwood||23-24 July 2020||All|
|Primary Medical and Dental Practice||Browns Plains||24 July 2020||3.30-3.50pm|
|Thai Peak Restaurant||Springfield||26 July 2020||6.30-9pm|
|Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar||Southbank||27 July 2020||All|
|P’Nut Street Noodles||Southbank||27 July 2020||All|
|African Grocery Shop||Woodridge (Station Rd)||28 July 2020||All|
|Primary Medical and Dental Practice||Browns Plains||28 July 2020||12.25-12.30pm|
|Chatime Grand Plaza||Browns Plains||28 July 2020||All|
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|VA863||Virgin Australia||Melbourne||Sydney||21 July 2020||Further information pending|
|VA977||Virgin Australia||Sydney||Brisbane||21 July 2020||Further information pending|
Today, 34 (31 new plus three previously declared) local government areas have been declared hotspots by the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, meaning as of 1am Saturday August 1, people who have been there within the last 14 days will be turned away at our border unless they are residents.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said community transmission had increased.
“We have seen more cases of community transmission spreading across a wider area of Sydney,” The Premier said.
“This includes into areas frequented by tourists, travellers and large numbers of Sydney locals.
“Throughout this pandemic we have acted quickly to put the health of Queenslanders first.
“And that’s what we’re doing here.”
Dr Young recommended any Queenslanders currently in these hotspots to make their way home before 1am Saturday.
“If you are in Sydney please take this opportunity to come home to the safety of Queensland,” Dr Young said.
“If an area where you are staying or visiting is suddenly declared a hotspot while you are there, once you return to Queensland, you will have to quarantine for two weeks in a hotel at your own expense,” she said.
The fees for two weeks of accommodation, meals and room cleaning are: $2,800 for one adult; $3,710 for two adults in the same room; and $4,620 for two adults and two children in the same room.
For more information about public health directions, visit www.health.qld.gov.au.