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Brisbanites Who Visited This Southside Cafe Should Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms

If you visited the The Jam Pantry cafe in Greenslopes on Sunday, August 16, you'll need to keep a close eye on your health.
By Sarah Ward
August 20, 2020
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Brisbanites Who Visited This Southside Cafe Should Monitor for COVID-19 Symptoms

If you visited the The Jam Pantry cafe in Greenslopes on Sunday, August 16, you'll need to keep a close eye on your health.
By Sarah Ward
August 20, 2020
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At the beginning of 2020, the idea that visiting a cafe might mean you'd need to keep a close eye on your health afterwards would've seemed very strange indeed. But, that scenario is now a normal part of life during a pandemic — and one that Queensland residents are getting used to during the state's response to COVID-19.

While the Sunshine State has maintained low coronavirus case numbers to-date — with 1092 in total at the time of writing, and six active cases — naming locations and venues visited by folks who test positive to COVID-19 is a key element of Queensland's containment and contact-tracing strategy. So, with that in mind, Queensland Health has announced the latest place that Brisbanites need to note via a public health alert issued on Wednesday, August 19.

Anyone who dined at The Jam Pantry cafe in Greenslopes on Sunday, August 16 is asked to watch for symptoms, and to get tested if they develop a cough, fever, sore or scratchy throat, shortness of breath, or loss of smell or taste. That warning applies to patrons who visited all throughout that day; however, health authorities will specifically contact anyone who was on the premises between 9.45–11am.

In a statement posted to its Instagram, The Jam Pantry cafe says it will temporarily close for deep-cleaning and all its staff will get a COVID-19 test.

⚠️ Public Health Alert ⚠️ Japanese health authorities have today advised Queensland Health of a case that tested...

Posted by Queensland Health on Wednesday, 19 August 2020

As Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young advised in the health alert, The Jam Pantry was frequented on August 16 by a woman who has since left the country, but returned a positive COVID-19 test upon her arrival in Japan.

Qld Health is maintaining an active register of locations that have been visited by positive COVID-19 cases, which you can check out on its website. You can find a rundown of testing clinic locations online as well.

For more information about the status of COVID-19 in Queensland, head to the QLD COVID-19 hub and the Queensland Health website.

Published on August 20, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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