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Illegal cross-border dash puts southeast Queensland under COVID cloud

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“The 14th of July is a while ago now and people could have been out and about in Brisbane or the Gold Coast, come into contact with one of these two individuals, become infected, then travelled home anywhere in Queensland,” Dr Young said. “So the risk across all of Queensland stands.”

The man was a close contact of a known case in Sydney and was tested on July 12, however his positive result was reported as negative by the private pathology clinic that did the test.

On July 14 he flew from Sydney to Ballina, where the flight attendant picked him up, returning to Queensland the same day. The pair then spent several days in the community while infectious.

Dr Young said the flight attendant was entitled to drive down to Ballina and…



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