Shoppers have been warned to monitor for coronavirus symptoms after Kmart, Bunnings and JB Hi-Fi stores have been linked to the virus.
A man, 27, from Bellbird Park, south of Brisbane, visited multiple stores across the city and West Moreton before testing positive to COVID-19, according to reports.
The man is believed to have contracted the virus while dining at the Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank on July 23.
The Korean restaurant where he’s thought to have contracted the virus is one of several venues visited by three women who allegedly lied about travelling from Melbourne and dodged quarantine.
Queensland Health confirmed on Friday that the man was the state’s first official case of community transmission resulting from the women‘s’ movements.
“The 27-year-old man from Bellbird Park was at the Madtongsan IV Restaurant in Sunnybank on July 23. Along with five others who are being COVID-19 tested, they dined on a table adjacent to one of the recently identified cases who returned from Victoria,” it said in a statement.
Queensland’s latest COVID-19 case is also believed to have attended JB Hi-Fi at Garden City Shopping Centre (pictured) from 4.30pm to 5pm on July 26
Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, and Diana Lasu, 21, travelled together from Melbourne via Sydney to Brisbane, arriving in the Queensland capital on July 21. It’s now been revealed a third, unidentified woman, 21, travelled with them.
Ms Muranga, a cleaner at the now-closed Parklands Christian College in Brisbane’s south, tested positive to COVID-19 on Tuesday. Ms Lasu tested positive on Wednesday.
For allegedly lying to authorities about where they’d been and for failing to quarantine after visiting Victoria, the girls were each handed $4000 fines.
The sister of one of the girls has also tested positive and authorities are working overtime to contact trace the pair’s movements, describing the potential threat to community spread as “the perfect storm”.
There is a third young woman, who has not tested positive but is in isolation, linked to the women.