Queensland Woman Generates Multiple Exposure Sites On The Sunshine Coast

No new locally acquired cases

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While there are no locally acquired cases detected in Queensland overnight, new exposure sites have been detected.

The exposure sites come after it was revealed a Queensland woman had travelled from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast after spending time at a known exposure site.

The uni student in her 20's tested positive to the virus after travelling from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast visiting Mareeba, Cairns, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

According to acting Premier Steven Miles, the woman was infectious while out in the community from July 15 to July 17, with majority of her time spent out on the Sunshine Coast.

The woman is said to have travelled from Melbourne on July 13th to Maroochydore when she received a health alert stating she had visited an exposure site just days before on July 10th.

It has been revealed that the woman has the highly contagious Delta variant.

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Sunshine Coast now has several exposure sites including Universal at the Sunshine Plaza between 3:55PM and 4:15PM, popular restaurant Rice Boi at the Wharf in Mooloolaba between 6:45PM and 8:00PM on July 15.

The following day, jumped an Uber to Maroochydore Station at 12:50PM where she caught the 615 bus to Landsborough station.

She continued her journey on a train from Landsborough to Eagle Junction where she then jumped on an air train to Brisbane Airport.

The woman then travelled on flight VA791 to Cairns, where she was transported to Mareeba. On July 18th, the woman attended the Atherton fever clinic at around 10:30AM, while wearing a mask.

Queensland Health Officer Jeanette Young said they would be testing everyone who flew to Cairns on flight VA791.

"She was wearing a mask and of course, we require anyone in the Sunshine Coast, who has been part of the 11 LGAs in south-east Queensland to be wearing masks at the moment and she wore a mask on the plane, so we will, of course, be contact tracing everyone on that flight," she said.

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Georgie Marr

21 July 2021

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