Mystery COVID-19 case sparks public health alert in Brisbane

Queensland contact tracers are racing to track down the source of a new COVID-19 infection revealed late on Monday.

The man in his 30s appears to have visited a childcare centre, furniture shop and a McDonald's in Brisbane's north and a company in the city's south specialising in vehicle seating.

Health authorities said the man worked in the aviation industry but had not recently travelled outside of the state. They're still investigating how he got sick.

They're set to reveal more details in Tuesday morning's press conference, when the new case will be added to the state's official case tally.

"We urge all Queenslanders to check the contact tracing website and follow the health advice if you've been to any of these locations," Queensland Health said in a statement issued on Monday night.

New Queensland exposure sites:

  • Rocklea: Seats 'R' Us, Thursday, September 23, 11.15am-11.45am | Close contact
  • Eatons Hill: Mother Duck Childcare & Kindergarten, Thursday, September 23 September,7.25am-8am | Casual contact
  • Aspley: Freedom Furniture Aspley, Thursday, September 23, 4.40pm-5pm | Casual contact
  • Albany Creek: McDonalds Albany Creek Drive Thru, Thursday, September, 5.05am-5.10am | Low risk contact

More information is available at the state's contact tracing website. Anyone with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible and can find their closest testing site here.

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