The third woman who travelled to Melbourne has been identified and allegedly lied to authorities on her return to Queensland to avoid quarantine.
The Courier-Mail newspaper in Brisbane named her as Haja Timbo, 21 who, with 19-year-old Olivia Winnie Muranga and 21-year-old Diana Lasu, raised concerns about the state’s outbreak.
After spending several days doing business in the community, Muranga and Lasu tested positive for COVID-19.
Timbo has not screened positively yet, as a precaution, is in quarantine.
All three women were charged with providing misleading information and fraud related to their re-entry into the state, which imposed strict travel restrictions from Victoria.
The two women who brought COVID-19 back with them from Melbourne and allegedly jumped the border have spread the infection in a renowned restaurant to at least one diner.
A 27-year-old man tested positive for coronavirus overnight and health authorities say two of his relatives – whose swab outcomes are pending – were in Madtongsan at Sunnybank on July 23 at the same time as Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, and Diana Lasu, 21.
It is believed that the man caught the virus from his family, who said Dr. Jeannette Young, chief health officer, is still likely to have it now.
After dining at the restaurant, Muranga and Lasu went to several other venues across southeast Queensland.
Authorities say the dinner was followed by a visit to the Heeretea Bubble Tea Shop at 9.30pm at Sunnybank on July 23.
One of the women was working at YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care in Springwood on July 23 and 24.
One went to Browns Plains’ Primary Medical and Dental Practice on July 24, and was there from 3:30-3:50pm.
One of the women visited Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar at Brisbane’s South Bank on July 27.
She went to P’Nut Street Noodles the same day, and also to South Bank.
On 28 July, one or both of the women visited the Woodridge African Grocery Store.
They also flew to Chatime Grand Plaza in Browns Plains on the same day.