Qld records four new local cases of Covid-19 as central Portuguese cluster expands
Queensland contact tracers have linked a number of Covid-19 cases to a Greek restaurant in a busy shopping mall, after four new locally acquired cases were recorded on Monday.
But, authorities still don’t know how a Brisbane airport DFO worker contracted the virus, admitting she had a number of possible points of exposure, but it is still unclear who she contracted from. Covid-19.
As the state’s Alpha cluster reached 23, chief medical officer Dr Jeannette Young said the Greek kitchen on Zeus Street in Westfield Chermside linked three local cases of Covid-19.
“We know that three of our cases that we were having trouble relating all went to the Zeus Street Greek Kitchen in Westfield Chermside at the same time,” Dr Young said.
“We know that the case of Aroona… the gentleman who went to Eumundi and the employee of Prince Charles Hospital all frequented this restaurant.
“We’re just working out all the details, but we think that’s probably the transmission site (where) it happened.”
Dr Young said the case of DFO, who also worked at the Brisbane Watchouse as a cleaner, had “a lot of common contact” but authorities are not sure “the exact person from whom they contracted the infection” .
” It’s all good. It means this group of the Alpha variant comes together and we find out where all the problems are, ”she said.
The DFO worker first showed up for testing without symptoms, as she had worked at the center the day a flight attendant – who contracted Covid-19 while in quarantine at the hotel and was unknowingly in the Brisbane community while infectious – visited the center.
The DFO case also has friends who frequented the Portuguese restaurant.
Among the new cases confirmed on Monday, one is a woman, who is staying in Tarragindi with her family, and is close contact with one of the cases previously linked to the Greek center.
Her child has also tested positive.
Dr Young said the third case is a colleague of the man who traveled to Eumundi before testing positive. This case lives in Sinnamon Park and Queensland Health is now speaking to her for additional contact tracing information. The fourth case is the companion of the man who went to Eumundi.