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Anyone Who Visited DFO at the Airport During a Half-Hour Period Must Self-Isolate

A traveller has tested positive after visiting the shopping centre on the day she completed hotel quarantine.
By Sarah Ward
June 21, 2021
By Sarah Ward
June 21, 2021

Brisbanites, if you've recently been shopping for bargains, spending some time in self-isolation could be in your future. On Sunday, June 20, Queensland Health has issued advice relating to a new coronavirus case in the community — with a traveller has testing positive after visiting DFO at the Airport on the day she completed hotel quarantine..

The traveller went shopping on Saturday, June 19, with anyone who was at the shopping centre between 4–4.30pm that day requested to self-isolate immediately, then contact Queensland Health. Just how long you'll need to stay quarantined at home, and whether you'll need to get tested, will be advised by Qld Health; however, in a statement, the government department has noted that "it is likely now that individuals will not need to quarantine for the full 14 days."

The entire shopping centre has been named, rather than specific stores, but only during the half-hour period mentioned above. A second venue is also listed, with the same advice: the Brisbane Portuguese Family Centre in Ellen Grove from 7pm till close on the same day.

The Brisbane CBD in general has also been identified as a venue visited by the positive case, although anyone who was in the inner city between 5–6pm on Saturday just needs to monitor for symptoms.

This isn't the first time that a case in or around the airport has prompted such warnings, after a passenger who tested positive for COVID-19 breached the green zone in the Brisbane International Airport back in April.

As always, the usual advice regarding COVID-19 applies anyway. So, requests regarding social distancing, hygiene and getting tested if you're feeling even the slightest possible COVID-19 symptoms in general are still in effect, as they have since March 2020.

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

Top image: Kgbo via Wikimedia Commons.

Published on June 21, 2021 by Sarah Ward


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