Four-year-old girl tests positive for Covid after coming into contact with infected truck driver who sparked the latest scare of Queensland outbreak
- A four-year-old girl tested positive for Covid-19 in Queensland on Friday
- She is in close contact with the truck driver, 46, who caused the outbreak this week
A four-year-old girl has tested positive for Covid-19 in Queensland.
The girl is in close contact with the infected truck driver, 46, from Logan, south Brisbane, who set off an outbreak alarm in the Sunshine State earlier this week.
The child gave a positive result for the virus Friday afternoon — shortly after the state reported no new cases.
A four-year-old girl in Queensland tested positive for Covid on Friday (stock image)
The youngster heads to the Boulevard Early Learning Center in Mt Warren Park, (pictured) with children, staff and visitors being urged to get tested immediately before quarantining at home for 14 days
The youngster heads to the Boulevard Early Learning Center in Mt Warren Park, where children, staff and visitors are urged to get tested immediately before quarantining at home for 14 days.
The learning center is also used for after-school care by children attending the nearby Windaroo State School.
In a worrying development, the truck driver is believed to have been contagious in the community since August 27.
He had traveled from Sydney to Queensland and then back to NSW before his positive Covid result.
There are also two new locations for close contact: Stylish Nails at the nearby Beenleigh Marketplace, Mondays between 10:30 AM and 11:35 AM, and Total Tools Beenleigh, last Sunday between 9:20 AM and 10:00 AM.
In a statement, Queensland Health urged all people to get vaccinated.
“The vaccine is the best way to protect against serious Covid-19 disease and is a crucial step in fighting the virus,” the statement said.
“We will only achieve the vaccination goals and a way out of the pandemic if people come forward and get vaccinated.”