A new case of coronavirus in Queensland is linked to the two women who travelled to Melbourne and allegedly lied in order to re-enter Brisbane without mandatory quarantine.
A 27-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 overnight, and two relatives – whose results are pending, but are likely infected – had dined together at a restaurant where Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19 and Diana Lasu, 21, were at a different table at the same time.
It brings the number of cases in the cluster sparked by the women to at least four.
A third woman who also travelled with the pair has been named as 21-year-old Haja Timbo but she has not yet tested positive.
Muranga and Lasu tested positive for COVID-19 after spending several days going about their business in the community.
Timbo is in quarantine as a precaution.
All three women have been charged for giving misleading information and fraud related to their re-entry to the state, which imposed strict restrictions on travel from Victoria.
EVERYWHERE WOMEN WENT AFTER RESTAURANT
The restaurant where the infected Queenslanders dined on July 23 was Madtongsan at Sunnybank.
Muranga and Lasu went to multiple other venues across southeast Queensland after dining at the restaurant.
Authorities say they followed dinner on July 23 with a visit to Heeretea Bubble Tea Shop at Sunnybank at 9.30pm.
On July 23 and 24 one of the women worked at YMCA Chatswood Hills Outside School Hours Care at Springwood.
On July 24, one went to Primary Medical and Dental Practice at Browns Plains and was there from 3.30-3.50pm.
On July 27, one of the women visited Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar at South Bank in Brisbane.
The same day she went to P’Nut Street Noodles, also at South Bank.
One or both of the women visited the African Grocery Shop at Woodridge on July 28.
On the same day they also went to Chatime Grand Plaza at Browns Plains.
‘CONFUSING’ LINK EXPLAINED
The newest case of coronavirus in the 27-year-old man has triggered a panicked chain reaction across the southeast, including at an aged care facility.
Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said the man’s link to the women was confusing.
The man dined with a relative and the relative’s partner at the Korean restaurant where Muranga and Lasu were.
The groups weren’t known to each other.
The two relatives have been tested but their results aren’t back, but Dr Young thinks it’s likely one or both will have COVID-19
One of those relatives works at the Bolton Clarke aged care facility in Pinjarra Hills.
The man marks the second case of community transmission linked to the two women, after a sister of one of the girls also tested positive.
The three women hosted a drunken party at their Airbnb property that was shut down by Victorian police just two days before they flew back to Queensland.
The women are alleged to have lied about whether they had travelled to a coronavirus hotspot to get back into Queensland by flying home from Melbourne via Sydney.