Two women who came back from Melbourne via Sydney to Queensland and refused to self-isolate have tested COVID-19 positively.
Health Minister Steven Miles said that the close contacts of women are now being extensively tracked and that the women will face a criminal investigation.
“They both travelled together recently, including returning to Brisbane from Melbourne on the 21 July via Sydney,” Health Minister Steven Miles said.
“They travelled on flights VA 863 and VA 977”.
Mr Miles added the women had travelled mostly around the Springfield and Logan areas after they returned to Brisbane
“These young women have gone about their business with in the communities that they live in and so there will be a large amount of contact tracing to be done, largely within it the Logan and Springfield areas, including shopping malls, restaurants and a church,” he said.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said this is “very disappointing” with both women walking in the community while unwell.
“Two young women returned from Melbourne, which we know is an absolute hot spot with a lot of cases, return from Melbourne on the 21 July via Sydney and now tested positive,” Dr Young said.
“As a result of that, a lot of people are going to be inconvenienced. And I do apologise to those people for what is now going to have to do occur.”