Three men have been charged who reportedly lied to police upon their entry from Victoria to Queensland, possibly exposing the Logan community to further transmission of COVID-19.
Police deputy commissioner Steve Gollschewski said this morning that the men reportedly did not reveal they had been to Melbourne when they crossed the Coolangatta Rd boundary into Queensland on Sunday.
All three men, a 29-year-old from Slacks Creek, a 23-year-old from Waterford and a 25-year-old from Loganlea were all given notices for failing to comply with COVID-19 Queensland Border Order to appear in court.
It comes as no new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Queensland on Tuesday.
There are 12 active cases in the state and a total of 1085 cumulatively.
Authorities are now investigating the three people, as one is thought to have the symptoms of coronavirus. All are under quarantine at the hotel.
“People that criminally deceive their way in … is a problem for us,” Mr Gollschewski said.
“They are all awaiting their results and all have been issued a notice to appear for false declarations.”
Mr Gollschewski said that the men had “G passes” which meant that they were not at a designated hot spot.
This was only when they went to get checked and passed on more information to health officials that the men were captured by authorities.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that false claims at the border could unwind all the hard work of Queensland.
“It is undermining all of the great work Queenslanders have done,” she said.
It’s the second day in a row the state has confirmed no new cases.