Shoppers and staff at two Brisbane supermarkets have been told to self-isolate for 14 days and get tested after a confirmed coronavirus case visited the supermarket this month.
Contact tracers say anyone who was at Coles Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown between 7.30 and 8am on January 5 and Woolworths Calamvale North between 11am and noon on January 3 should quarantine immediately.
“The Public Health Unit have determined that anyone who attended these venues to be close contacts with the most recent confirmed case,” the Queensland Government said on Saturday night.
Queensland’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young on Sunday extended the call for commuters on a train from Altandi station to Roma Street at 7am, and another train from Central to Altandi station at 4pm the same day, to be tested.
Dr Young also urged anyone who went to Coles Sunnybank Hills between 7.30-8.30am on January 5, the Nextra Sunnybank Hills newsagency between 8-15am the same day and Jetstar flight JQ570 that landed in Brisbane at 11pm on January 5 to come forward.
“If you have been to any of those places … it is absolutely critical, please immediately come forward, you need to get tested, we need to see you,” she said.
People who were at Maleny stores Cappricios Italian restaurant between 6.30pm and 7pm on January 6, the Purple Pallet Cellars between 4.15pm and 4.25pm and Woolworths between 4.30pm and 4.50pm – both on January 7 – should get tested, Dr Young said.
Dr Young said 187 people connected to a cleaner at Brisbane’s Grand Chancellor hotel, who tested positive to the virus’s mutant UK strain last week, had so far identified themselves.
“One hundred and twenty-two of those 187 have already been tested and are negative, which is excellent,” she said.
There were no new cases diagnosed in the state in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.
It comes as several shops and public transport services in Sydney’s southwest, inner west and northern beaches were also identified as potential transmission spots as NSW Health races to contain the spread across the city.
They include Casula’s Costco warehouse and Belrose Woolworths, while bus and train services in the inner west over the past 12 days have been pinpointed.
People who went to the Costco between 4.45pm and 6.15pm on Saturday, January 2, are considered casual contacts of a confirmed case and should be tested and self-isolate immediately until they receive a negative result.
The same goes for shoppers at Bankstown Myer who were there between 11.30am and 12.40pm on Wednesday, January 6, and customers at three Campsie stores.
Those locations are Big W Campsie (1.20-1.40pm, January 3), Chemist Warehouse Campsie (12-12.30pm, January 8) and Campsie Medical and Dental Centre (10.40-11.30am, January 8).
Anyone who went to Belrose’s Woolworths or Aldi shops between noon and 1pm on December 24 should monitor for symptoms and get tested if they arise.
Venues in Burwood added to the list on Saturday have now been removed after health experts determined the person involved was not infectious when they visited.
But officials are concerned about several bus and train routes to and from Hurlstone Park between December 30 and January 8.
Anyone on those services are urged to monitor for symptoms and be tested and isolate if they occur.
They include bus routes:
- 418 – 138 – Wednesday, December, 30
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.18am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.28am
- 418 – 138 – Thursday, December 31
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.18am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.29am
- 418 – 138 – Sunday, January 3
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 10.41am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 10.52am
- 418 – 70 Sunday, January 3
Departing Marrickville Rd before Illawarra Rd 6.39pm and arriving Hurlstone Park Station, Floss St 6.48pm
- 418 – 138 – Monday, January 4
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.21am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.31am
- 418 – 138 – Tuesday, January 5
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.21am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.32am
- 418 – 138 – Tuesday, January 5
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 10.57am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 11.09am
- 418-70 – Tuesday, January 5
Departing Marrickville Rd opposite Marrickville Town Hall 11.59am and arriving Hurlstone Park Station, Floss St 12.08pm
- 418 – 138 – Wednesday, January 6
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.21am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.30am
- 418 – 138 – Thursday, January 7
Departing Hurlstone Park Station, Duntroon St 6.19am and arriving Marrickville Rd at Garners Ave 6.28am
And train services:
- Marrickville to Hurlstone Park – Tuesday, January 5, 4.09pm – 4.18pm
- Hurlstone Park to Bankstown – Wednesday, January 6, 10.58am – 11.20am
- Bankstown to Hurlstone Park – Wednesday, January 6, 1.50pm – 2.08pm
- Marrickville to Hurlstone Park – Wednesday, January 6, 3.56pm – 4.04pm
- Hurlstone Park to Campsie – Friday, January 8, 10.27am – 10.38am
- Campsie to Hurlstone Park – Friday, January 8, 12.01pm – 12.11pm.