Four-year-old girl tests positive to Covid after coming into contact with an infected truck driver who sparked Queensland’s latest outbreak scare
- A four-year-old girl has tested positive for Covid-19 in Queensland on Friday
- She is a close contact of the truck driver, 46, who triggered outbreak this week
The girl is a close contact of the infected truck driver, 46, from Logan, in Brisbane’s south, who triggered an outbreak alert earlier this week in the Sunshine State.
The child returned a positive result for the virus on Friday afternoon – soon after the state reported no new cases.
A four-year-old girl in Queensland tested positive for Covid on Friday (stock image)
The youngster attends The Boulevard Early Learning Centre at Mt Warren Park, (pictured) with children, staff as well as visitors urged to get tested immediately before then quarantining at home for 14 days
The youngster attends The Boulevard Early Learning Centre at Mt Warren Park, with children, staff as well as visitors urged to get tested immediately before then quarantining at home for 14 days.
The learning centre is also used for after school care by children who attend nearby Windaroo State School.
In a concerning development, the truck driver is believed to have been infectious in the community since August 27.
He had travelled from Sydney to Queensland and then back to NSW before his positive Covid result.
There are also two new close contact exposure sites – Stylish Nails at the nearby Beenleigh Marketplace, between 10:30am and 11:35am on Monday, and Total Tools Beenleigh, between 9:20am and 10am last Sunday.
In a statement, Queensland Health urged all people to get vaccinated.
‘The vaccine is the best way to protect against severe Covid-19 disease and is a critical step in combatting the virus,’ the statement read.
‘We will only reach vaccination targets and a pathway out of the pandemic if people come forward and get vaccinated.’
Logan, Queensland Covid scare: Four-year-old girl tests positive to coronavirus