Aged care worker tests positive for coronavirus in Queensland

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The Bolton Clarke Aged Care center at Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane's southwest has actually been locked down following the positive test and there are worries other employees and locals might be at threat.

It was announced on Wednesday that the two women had tested positive for coronavirus but had been going about their business in the community for eight days instead of quarantining.

It is believed he contracted the virus when he and his family ate at Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank on July 23.

Ms Carroll said she was "very disappointed" with the alleged behaviour of Muranga and Lasu, and their unidentified travel buddy.

One of the women attended the Orion Springfield Central in Ipswich, south-west of Brisbane, on Sunday where she dined at the Peak Thai restaurant about 6.30pm.

Hundreds of people from the families of around 700 students at Parkland Christian College, where one of the women works as a cleaner, lined up for testing on Thursday.

Three young women who are facing fraud charges and are alleged to have illegally entered Queensland have been linked to a new COVID-19 case in the state.

The alarming situation in Queensland comes as Australia hit a grim new COVID milestone - 200 deaths.

As the World Health Organisation warned the effects of the coronavirus pandemic would be felt for decades, another 397 cases were reported in Victoria yesterday, with three people dying.

Store managers and customers at Westfield Garden City said the shopping centre was very quiet compared to recent weekends.

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"My first thought when I heard about it was not to touch anything", she said.

Health Minister Steven Miles said extra nurses had been provided to the facility.

"Restricted regions are in which, if individuals have any symptoms whatsoever, they ought to instantly have tested", Dr Young said.

"We continue to work closely with Queensland Health to reduce any potential risk".

All residents are receiving care in their rooms, and the facility is shut to visitors.

"Please apologize, I realise that the great inconvenience".

"Unfortunately the second confirmed case has not wanted to let us know where she has been", Dr Young said.

"If you feel more comfortable managing your risks by cancelling things, then I commend you for it".

If asked if taxpayers of Brisbane's southside suburbs necessary to apply masks, the physician's message has been obvious:"I believe masks are extremely good if you believe that might be infected".

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