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Woman carrying UK-strain flew into Queensland

 

UPDATE | Following further contact tracing work today, Queensland Health has expanded its list of venues where a confirmed COVID-19 case has visited.

Contact tracing is currently underway with the PHU contacting those determined to be close contacts directly.

While the risk to Queenslanders is considered low, anyone who has been in these venues at these dates and times should monitor their health and if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild, get tested and isolate until they receive their test results.

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For anyone with concerns or is unsure if they need to get tested or isolate, please call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

To find your nearest testing clinic, visit https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing.

The list of contact tracing locations is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/covid-19/contact-tracing.

 

EARLIER | Queensland has recorded zero cases of COVID-19 in the past 24-hours.

However, Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed a female passenger carrying the UK strain of the virus flew from Melbourne to Brisbane on Jetstar flight JQ570 on January 5 .

The woman was cleared of all symptoms and isolated in Victoria for 10 days prior to her arrival in Queensland, she is currently staying at her parent's home in Maleny.

Dr Young stressed the risk to the community is extremely low after the woman tested positive to the virus in Victoria on December 27.

"We got her tested here (Brisbane) yesterday and she is still testing positive.

"The risk is extremely low...because she is right at the end of her potential infectious period," she said.

Dr Young said they have started contact tracing and urged passengers on the flight and residents in the Maleny area to get tested if they develop symptoms.