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29 March, 2021

COVID case found in man visiting Gladstone

RESIDENTS who have travelled from Gladstone in the last week may need to social distance after recent super-spreader was found to have visited Gladstone over the weekend.

By Michael R Williams

RESIDENTS who have travelled from Gladstone in the last week may need to social distance after recent super-spreader was found to have visited Gladstone over the weekend. PHOTO: Supplied

RESIDENTS who have travelled from Gladstone in the last week may need to social distance after an infected man was found to have visited Gladstone over the weekend.  
A man, while infected with the virus, visited a number of high-density areas before being found with the virus.  
The man had also visited Gin Gin and Miriam Vale, this comes after a major outbreak in Brisbane last week.  
Overall, the state has recorded 10 new cases in the last week forcing Brisbane and surrounding suburbs into a lockdown.  
Every Queenslander will be required to wear a mask from 5pm today.  
Gladstone mayor Matt Burnett said residents and those who had travelled through the area were to make sure they have not visited exposure sites. 
"We had a positive COVID case visit Gladstone — that man has since returned to Brisbane and that man has been out in the community for the last three days," Cr Burnett said. 
"However, the good news for us at this point is there's no community transmission, so all his close contacts have come back with negative results. 
The man’s exposure places and time are as follows: 
Thursday, March 25 
The Gin Gin Bakery at 1:26pm-1:33pm 
and the Miriam Vale Star Roadhouse and Caravan Park at 2:35pm-2:45pm, casual contact  
Friday, March 26 
Spinnaker Park Cafe 222 Alf O'Rourke Drive at 10:22am-11:23am. 
Stockland Gladstone Coles Kin Kora at 12:09pm-12:33pm,  
Stockland Gladstone, including BWS West Gladstone at 4:46pm-5:00pm,   
and Auckland House, 60 Flinders Parade at 7:23pm-9:30pm. Contacts 
Saturday March 27 
Auckland House, 60 Flinders Parade: 7:33am-8:20am 
"Obviously he's done the right thing, checked in every time and we know when he was there and when he left,” the Mayor said. 
"The Queensland app makes it so much easier now, too." 
"But for travellers [across] the state — if you were at the Gin Gin Bakery or Miram Vale Star Roadhouse during those times as well, you could've gone north or south and be anywhere in Queensland at this point in time." 
The mayor said more testing was underway and that he had been in touch with health authorities about the case since Sunday night. 
"We need anyone with any symptoms or anyone who was at any of those venues during those times, to go and get tested," he said 
"Queensland Health have opened up increased fever clinics in the Gladstone region for the next three days. 
"Be patient and don't go crazy at the shops. They're not going to run out of food."


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