The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, says contact tracing is underway after a Brisbane doctor tested positive to coronavirus, triggering a snap lockdown of Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra hospital.
The premier said the doctor assessed two Covid-19 positive patients on Wednesday, which both had the UK strain of Covid.
The doctor, who developed symptoms on Thursday, returned a positive test late on Friday. However, Palaszczuk said the strain of coronavirus contracted by the doctor was not yet known.
The state’s deputy chief health officer, Dr Sonya Bennett said: “With respect to the community, the person was infectious in the community on Thursday afternoon and evening.”
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