World news – Isolate coastal athletes after state champions Covid case


Coastal athletes attending the State Surf Life Saving Championships on Sunday were asked to isolate after a person with COVID-19 entered the competition.

Clubs from Noosa to Caloundra were over the weekend represented at the Gold Coast competition.

Surf Life Saving Queensland issued a statement Tuesday night stating that Queensland Health had told them that a participant in the Tugun event on Sunday has since tested positive.

« We are working with the authorities to contact the close contacts who also attended the event. »

Everyone who attended the competition during this time was asked to test themselves and isolate themselves until it gets a negative result.

There are now more than 10 venues on the Gold Coast that have been identified as places visited by infected people or their close contacts.

It takes days to show symptoms or test positive, « explains Queensland Health.

The new exposure sites were detailed after a tradie who had COVID-19 worked as a contractor on Tricare Mermaid Beach for two hours on renovation work Monday

The news came after the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane was closed and only the most critical patients were admitted.

Staff were told that when they were on Who worked in the hospital after noon Tuesday should not work at another Metro South Health facility until the lockdown is lifted.


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