Qld Covid outbreak: Three women charged with fraud, providing false documents

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters with Health Minister Steven Miles in the background

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters with Health Minister Steven Miles in the background

The facility at Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane's west had already been locked down after the woman's husband tested positive on Friday.

She said previously 24 hours, Queensland Health had administered 6866 coronavirus evaluations and anybody in Brisbane's southern metro area who had some issues had been invited to have tested at among their many congestion clinics in the area.

Her spouse is thought to have actually captured the infection from loved ones who checked out the Madtongsan IV Korean dining establishment at Sunnybank on July 23, when among the ladies existed.

They had flown back into Brisbane on July 21 after holidaying in Melbourne, a declared hotspot, but allegedly lied on their border declaration forms.

Lasu and Muranga have since tested positive for coronavirus after they visited 11 venues in Brisbane.

And I do apologise to those people for what is now going to have to do occur.

Before that, she had allegedly gone to work for two days at Parklands Christian College in Park Ridge, south of the city before calling in sick.

All 150 staff and residents of the home are being tested.

Inconsiderate behaviour could be the difference between Queensland maintaining control of COVID-19 and "completely losing its grip on the virus", Dr Young said.

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"Restricted regions are in which, if individuals have any symptoms whatsoever, they ought to instantly have tested", Dr Young said.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said she was "bitterly disappointed" but police were now sure they had all members of the travelling party identified.

"I know that the facility is organising ways for their residents to talk to their families", she said.

All three have since been charged with fraud and providing false or misleading documents under the Public Health Act and are due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on September 28. "We are still working with the third person (to ensure contact tracing)".

New South Wales recorded 17 more cases.

They have been praised for choosing to self isolate at home upon returning to Queensland, limiting their risk of contributing to community transmission.

Ms Palaszczuk warned there would be delays at the border in coming days when Queensland shuts greater Sydney out from 1am on Saturday.

As the World Health Organisation warned the effects of the coronavirus pandemic would be felt for decades, another 397 cases were reported in Victoria yesterday, with three people dying.

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