Brisbanites Who Visited These Inner City and Southside Restaurants Are Being Told to Self-Isolate
Positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to eateries in South Bank, Sunnybank and Springfield.
Queensland Health has advised that any Brisbanites who visited a number of eateries and venues in the city's south should self-isolate immediately — with two of the state's three latest COVID-19 cases linked to locations in South Bank, Sunnybank, Springfield, Park Ridge, Browns Plains and Woodridge.
Asking southsiders to "remain alert but not alarmed", the government body sent out a public health alert last night, on Wednesday, July 29, detailing the places visited by two Queenslanders who returned from Melbourne via Sydney, failed to self-quarantine and tested positive to the coronavirus. The list of spots is lengthy, as is the time period affected, with the latter spanning from Wednesday, July 23–Tuesday, July 28.
In the inner city, those who visited South Bank's Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar and P'Nut Street Noodles at any time on Monday, July 27 must immediately quarantine and contact 13 HEALTH to get tested. Visitors to Woodridge's African Grocery Shop and Chatime at Browns Plains' Grand Plaza on Tuesday, July 28, again at any time, must do the same, too.
The positive cases have also been linked to Sunnybank's Madtongsan IV restaurant between 7–9pm on Thursday, July 23, and to bubble tea shop Heeretea on the same date at 9.25pm. In Springfield, the Thai Peak restaurant was visited by one of the positive cases between 6.30–9pm on Sunday, July 26.
Other places affected include the Primary Medical and Dental Practice in Browns Plains, as well as two schools in Park Ridge and Springwood — with the full list of venues, dates and times available in Queensland Health's public health alert.
Anyone who lives in the South Brisbane, Springfield and Logan areas and is feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms — even minor symptoms, and even if you haven't visited the above locations on the above dates — is asked to stay home and immediately get tested. Fever clinics are open at Orion Springfield Central Shopping Centre, QEII Hospital, Logan Hospital and Parklands Christian College.
The health alert comes as three new cases were identified in Queensland on Wednesday, July 29 — with the third case connected to the first two. In response, the state also closed its borders to anyone who has been to the Greater Sydney area in the past 14 days, effective from Saturday, August 1.
As has been the advice for months now, anyone with symptoms — coughs, fever, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath or loss of smell or taste — who lives in any part of Brisbane is also encouraged to get tested and self-isolate while awaiting results.
Top image: Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, South Bank via Google Maps.
Published on July 30, 2020 by Sarah Ward