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Victorian traveller tests positive for COVID in Queensland


A woman who breached Victoria's lockdown and travelled from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast with her husband, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The couple left Victoria on June 1, travelling through New South Wales and entering Queensland on June 5.

Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young says they travelled through Queensland stopping in Goondiwindi, Toowoomba and multiple spots on the Sunshine Coast.

She says the 44-year-old woman had a COVID test in Caloundra yesterday, but developed symptoms on June 3.

"I know that people on the Sunshine Coast have always been fantastic at getting tested ... so please be patient and come forward to get tested," Ms Young says.

The woman's husband is currently staying with her at Sunshine Coast hospital.

Ms Young says he has not tested positive for COVID but has been admitted as a precaution.

"He spent a lot of time in the car with her of course, so I'm quite concerned that he has been exposed and could become infected," she says.

Exposure sites set to expand

Contact tracers have identified six close contacts so far and have identified 13 Queensland exposure sites, with the expectation new sites will be included as they talk with the woman's family.

They include a Goodwindi Mcdonalds and a Caltex in Toowoomba on June 5, Moffat and Kings Beach on June 6, Stockland shopping centre in Caloundra on June 7, and a Caloundra IGA on June 8.

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath says so far there have been no recorded community transmissions.

"We have been here before, we know what to do ... if you have any symptoms whatsoever please come forward and get tested," Ms D'Ath says.

Sunshine Coast testing clinics have also extended their hours.

A full list of Queensland exposure sites can be found here


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