Hello my dear people,
It is Matilda boseley here, in a very good mood because now I am less than 24 hours away from being out of the confinement.
Although, as a Melburnian, it is difficult to celebrate too much this morning, as it seems that our Covid-19 problems may have moved north.
Yes, Queensland has registered a local case of Covid-19, believed to be from a Victorian woman who visited the Sunshine Coast even though her home state was in strict lockdown.
Here’s a breakdown of what we know so far:
A woman and her husband left Melbourne for a road trip through New South Wales and Queensland before testing positive for Covid-19 while on the Sunshine Coast.
The couple live in a currently unidentified suburb on the outskirts of Melbourne. They set out to begin their road trip on Tuesday, June 1, several days after the first week of Victoria’s lockdown.
They then traveled north, visiting several regional cities in New South Wales and then entering Queensland on June 5.
This was reportedly two days after the woman started showing symptoms, but the Queensland health director says the woman may have been contagious from the day her journey began.
Queensland health authorities have released a list of exposure sites including a McDonalds restaurant in Goondiwindi, where they crossed the border from New South Wales, and sites on the Sunshine Coast, including Moffat Beach, Kings Beach, Buddina, Baringa and Caloundra.
The couple also traveled through the town of Toowoomba.
In New South Wales, alerts have been issued for the towns of Forbes, Dubbo, Moree and Gillenbah, where the couple visited.
So we will keep an eye on the Queensland daily issues, which are generally released around 9am, and will bring all the updates to you when state leaders show up for a press conference.
With that, why don’t we jump into the day?