24 IN­FECTED AT DIN­NER PARTY

Queens­land Health is­sues alert for restau­rant din­ers

Noosa News - - FRONT PAGE - MATT COLLINS

AS Queens­land Health puts the call out for din­ers at

Noosa’s Sails Restau­rant to come for­ward and be tested, and state bor­ders to be in lock down, the ex­tent of those who may have been ex­posed to the

Covid-19 virus is largely un­known.

Twenty-four peo­ple who at­tended a 50th birth­day party at Sails Restau­rant in Noosa’s swanky Hast­ings St on Satur­day, March 14, have tested pos­i­tive to coro­n­avirus.

Four of those peo­ple are based on the Sun­shine Coast.

Among the in­fected peo­ple were four staff mem­bers, a butcher in War­wick and par­ents

QUEENS­LAND HEALTH IS CALL­ING FOR PEO­PLE WHO AT­TENDED THE RESTAU­RANT DUR­ING THOSE TIMES TO MON­I­TOR THEIR HEALTH FOR 14 DAYS.

of two small chil­dren at Kil­lar­ney.

Queens­land Health is call­ing for peo­ple who at­tended the restau­rant dur­ing those times to mon­i­tor their health for 14 days and see a doc­tor im­me­di­ately if they de­velop any symp­toms.

But without any symp­toms, and the ma­jor­ity of guests trav­el­ling out of the Noosa Shire, the num­ber of other peo­ple who may have been in­fected is wor­ry­ing.

Pre­mier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk an­nounced the state’s bor­ders would be closed as of mid­night Thurs­day, March 26.

RBT-style stop­pages will be set up around the state and any­one from NSW need­ing to work in Queens­land will have to ap­ply for a per­mit.

To date, Queens­land Health has ad­min­is­tered close to 40,000 coro­n­avirus tests, with a fur­ther 1183 pend­ing.

Across the state, 443 peo­ple have tested pos­i­tive to the coro­n­avirus across Queens­land. 52 of those on the Sun­shine Coast.

This makes the Coast the fourth high­est area in the state for in­fec­tions, af­ter Metro North (124), Metro South (104) and the Gold Coast (87).

Of the 2423 con­firmed cases in Aus­tralia, eight have died from Covid-19.

CON­FIRMED CASES: Some din­ers who at­tended Sails restau­rant could be at risk.

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