Outrage is growing over the “stupid” actions of the women who triggered Queensland’s COVID-19 outbreak fears, with the latest disclosures as contagious about their moves.
Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, Diana Lasu, 21, and a third unidentified woman known to them, aged 21, travelled to Melbourne-a proclaimed coronavirus hotspot-and reportedly lied on declaration forms when they returned home to Brisbane.
For the next few days, Muranga and Lasu went about their lives, going to their respective jobs in different schools, shopping, dining out, and going to bars.
Further reports have now emerged about how they spent their time while sick, and despite following the medical advice for COVID testing.
All were subsequently reported to have the highly infectious disease, plunging the state into turmoil and high-alerting health officials.
It’s been revealed that after being checked rather than self-isolating, Muranga went to a famous Brisbane bar.
Arif Mendes, the owner of South Bank’s Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, shared the woman’s CCTV view with a friend ordering drinks and sitting 30 minutes at a table.
“Two cocktails hardly seems worth all this pain,” Mr Mendes told A Current Affair.
Some of his workers are now isolating and his venue has been heavily cleaned, and although the authorities have cleared him to open, he fears the reputational harm caused by Muranga ‘s actions.
“Some people say, ‘we’re all in this together’ but clearly not for some people. It really is disappointing and stupid. I don’t understand why.”