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Police catch Victorian virus case at Queensland airport

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A Victorian man with COVID-19 who evaded local authorities has been busted by Queensland Police after he attempted to enter the state.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the apprehension showed “how strong our border measures are.”

“My hat goes off to all the police,” she said.

“Just imagine if that had gotten out into the community.”

He arrived in Queensland on flight JQ560 at 9.19am yesterday, where he was met with police. He has now been taken into quarantine.

“He tested positive in Victoria some time ago and authorities attempted to locate the 48-year-old,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

Contact tracing is underway for the flight, with Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski expected to provide more information later today.

Two new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Queensland on Tuesday, one is a 37-year-old male nurse at Ipswich Hospital who works in the COVID ward.

The second is an 18-year-old student at Staines Memorial College, which had been closed over the weekend after another student tested positive to the virus.

It comes as a south Brisbane school remained open on Tuesday despite a positive COVID-19 case having visited the school’s after hours care service.

Edens Landing State School opened to students on Tuesday after parents were told an infected person visited the YMCA Outside School Hours Care service operating at the school on August 27.

Queensland Health has deemed the risk to the school as low, according to principal Clint Curren, who issued a letter to parents and the wider school community.

“The Metro South Public Health Unit has assessed the risks to the school community and advised the Department of Education there is negligible risk to members of the school community and it is safe for students and staff to attend the school,” the letter read.

The OSHCare service will remain closed on Tuesday for deep cleaning.

One new case was confirmed in Queensland on Monday, bringing the total number of cases related to the Brisbane Corrective Services Academy cluster to 24.

As a result, Queensland Health expanded its list of venues where confirmed coronavirus cases have visited.

Nine locations across Loganholme, Waterford West, Beenleigh and Eagleby have been added to the list, all of which were visited on either August 26 or 27.

Anyone who has been to the following venues at the specified times should monitor their health for any COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild, and get tested and isolate if they arise:

Madhouse Discount Variety, Waterford Plaza, Waterford West: 1.50pm to 2.15pm on August 26 Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 3.15pm to 5.45pm on August 26 Best & Less, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 3.15pm to 4.05pm on August 26 Kmart, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 4.05pm to 4.30pm on August 26 The Reject Shop, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 4.35pm to 4.55pm on August 26 Footlocker, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 5pm to 5.30pm on August 26 Platypus Shoes, Hyperdome Shopping Centre, Loganholme: 5pm to 5.30pm on August 26 Pizza Hut, Beenleigh: 4.30pm to 4.35pm on August 27 TSG Tobacconist, Eagleby: 4.50pm to 5pm on August 27
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