24 INFECTED AT DINNER PARTY
Queensland Health issues alert for restaurant diners
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.