BREAKING: Two new COVID cases confirmed in Ipswich
TWO new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Queensland overnight and both cases have been linked to the West Moreton region.
One of the cases is a 37-year-old male nurse from the Ipswich Hospital while the other is an 18-year-old student from Staines Memorial College in Redbank Plains.
The nurse, who was working in the hospital’s COVID ward, was suffering from abdominal pain, a symptom not usually associated with coronavirus.
All the new Queensland-based cases are linked to the Queensland Corrective Services Academy cluster in the state’s southeast.
It comes after it was revealed another senior student from Staines Memorial College tested positive to the virus at the weekend.
The school is expected to remain closed for up to two weeks while it undergoes deep cleaning and testing protocols.
“Our staff will undergo testing themselves over the next couple of days and they will also take those couple of days to prepare for a resumption of off-campus learning, similar to the process we followed in Term Two,” acting principal Nick Makin wrote.
Anyone with any relevant virus symptoms is being urged to get tested.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also revealed police apprehended a man that came from Victoria who was known to be positive with COVID-19.
He arrived via a flight.
As of yesterday, there were 27 active cases in Queensland with Deputy Premier Steven Miles warning restrictions on large gatherings were likely to remain for at least another month.
Those restrictions, which limit visitors in homes to no more than 10, are in place across Brisbane, Logan, Toowoomba, Ipswich and the Gold Coast.