Queensland Premier visits the same location as a person with COVID, and is said to have been missing for an hour
Queensland Premier attended the same location with a person infected with COVID-19 earlier this week, who reportedly lost them for an hour during her visit to the Gold Coast.
the main points:
- Annastacia Palaszczuk visited the same Coolangatta cafe where a person with COVID visited on Monday
- The owners and staff of the cafe are subject to self-quarantine, but the Prime Minister has not been asked to do so
- The wrong cafe was included in the list of exposure sites at Queensland Health but has since been corrected
Regular customers at Coolangatta said Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk was seen at Haig St Café around 9:00 am on Monday before her daily press conference.
According to Queensland Health, a person with COVID linked to the Brisbane aviation group attended the same cafe between 7.30am and 7.55am, just an hour before the prime minister was discovered there.
It is understood that the man and his family traveled to the Gold Coast on September 25 and were infectious in the community for four days.
Haig St Café became the venue for the show as a result of their visit, but the wrong place was listed online on Friday.
A local business manager in Coolangatta and a regular Haig St customer said she passed the PM while having her morning coffee on Monday.
“I bring my coffee there every morning,” she said.
When I walked over to get my coffee, the girls said, ‘Anastasia’s going to have her press conference soon.
“I turned around and she was at the entrance to the café in the entrance.
“I remember being frustrated because there were four people standing there blocking the road [to get in], I had to squeeze between them to get to the counter.
According to a spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Ms Palaszczuk was not required to take a test or self-isolate as she was not in the café at the same time as the person infected with the COVID virus.
“The prime minister was in that area on Monday but not during the exposure period,” the spokesman said.
“Queensland Health has confirmed that no action is required.”
Wrong cafe was listed as exposure site
Four days after the prime minister and the COVID-affected man visited Haig St Café on Monday, Queensland Health listed Kirramisu’s online cafe and restaurant as an unofficial exposure site.
Problem: Kirramisu Restaurant & Cafe was not the place to be visited, it is located next to Haig St Café and has the same owners, it has been closed since August.
According to the cafe owners and the cafes’ Instagram page, the Kirramisu hotel has been temporarily closed for several months “due to the current border situation”.
On Saturday morning, the cafe owners wrote on each cafe’s Facebook page saying they were closing for deep cleaning and “ordered all of our staff to undergo testing and self-isolate.”
According to Queensland Health, there was confusion about which cafe was visited, which resulted in the wrong site being listed.
A company spokesperson said in a statement: “A number of external factors influence contact tracing efforts, including whether someone has used the Check In Qld app, as well as a person’s ability to remember exactly where and at what time.
“We thank the business people for their cooperation and swift action in protecting their employees and the community.”
The café has since been added to the Queensland Health website, along with Kirramisu Café temporarily closed.
Gold Coast’s current exposure sites include those in Coolangatta, Kirra, Mermaid Waters, Merrimac, Surfers Paradise, Nerang, Tugun, Miami and Runaway Bay.
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