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Australia's Queensland confirms latest UK variant Covid case

The man has the United Kingdom variant of COVID-19, which is considered more risky.

It is unknown, besides the people who attended the house party, how many contacts the Strathpine man has. All the guests have been ordered into quarantine and will undergo testing.

"Most of the venues we know of so far are not required to check-in customers, meaning we are relying on people to examine the exposure sites and come forward if they have been there during the times stated".

Queensland Health said on Saturday a man in his 20s from Strathpine, north of Brisbane, has tested positive to the virus, the second local case in the past week.

EARLIER: Brisbane residents are on edge today and fearful of another lockdown, after reports that a man ignored instructions to isolate and threw a house party for 25 people while awaiting a COVID test result that turned out to be positive.

Eighteen contacts of the Stafford case are now self-isolating and undergoing testing.

She urged residents to wear masks indoors, to respect capacity rules in public venues, maintain physical distancing and get tested if they felt sick.

"We are not seeing large-scale community transmission, this is a close contact", she said.

The Strathpine man visited at least 15 venues in the northern and eastern suburbs of Brisbane while infected.

Contact tracers are paying particular attention to the Carindale mall and Mama's Italian Restaurant in Redcliffe.

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Ms Young said 18 contacts of the Stafford man had been traced so far, but numerous venues he visited were not required to have electronic check-ins.

"Effective immediately all arrivals from Queensland will now need to complete 14 days of self-quarantine".

Palaszczuk revealed concerns that case numbers could rapidly increase through the week.

It comes as Brisbane recorded three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, including a new case of community transmission related to a man who tested positive on Thursday.

The doctor visited four venues in the city's south while she was infectious.

Five local government areas that make up Greater Brisbane are going into a three-day lockdown, announced by Dr Young and the Queensland Premier this morning.

The cluster has sparked a lockdown of Brisbane City and Moreton Bay council area hospitals, aged-care facilities, prisons and disability services providers.

A desperate scramble is underway to contact more than 20,000 travellers who arrived into New South Wales from Queensland as the state battles another Covid-19 outbreak.

Because of some of the new infections travelling to either Gladstone or Byron Bay, the rest of Queensland is also getting a fresh set of restrictions.

Australia has been relatively successful in curbing the spread of Covid-19, with just over 29,000 cases and 909 deaths during the pandemic to date.

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