The partner of the Queensland quarantine hotel cleaner, who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on January 7, has also tested positive for COVID-19. 

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the partner had been in quarantine since January 7.


“Genome sequencing is underway, however it’s likely to be the UK variant,” she said.

“This is a really important reminder to follow the advice we’ve been giving — socially distance, wear a mask when required and get tested if you have symptoms.”


Dr Young said additional testing of other close contacts of both the man and woman will continue this week.

“We’re asking anyone who has been to specific locations the first positive case has been, to get tested and go into quarantine for 14 days since exposure,” Dr Young said.


They are:


  • Coles Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown on January 5, between 7:30am and 8:00am
  • Woolworths Calamvale North on January 3 between 11:00am and 12:00pm
  • Nextra Sunnybank Hills Newsagent Sunnybank Hills on January 5 between 8:00am and 8:15am

“Critically, even if a negative test result is received, please continue to monitor for symptoms and get retested if necessary.”
There is no change to the restrictions due to come into force in greater Brisbane tonight.


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