Goondiwindi truck stop, Oxley Hotel designated as exhibition venues

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Queensland Health has been alerted to a new close contact COVID-19 exposure site in Goondiwindi, visited by a person who tested positive in NSW, as authorities attempt to contain a cluster in Sunnybank and the fallout from several drivers of interstate truck.

The interior areas of the Regional Center BP Truck Stop on the Cunningham Freeway were considered a close contact site between 1:51 p.m. and 2:21 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8. The exterior areas have been declared a site of occasional contact.

The Oxley Hotel, south of Brisbane, has been listed as a close contact exhibition site as part of efforts to control the Sunnybank COVID-19 cluster.Credit:Google Street View

Wednesday’s public health alert followed three new close contact sites identified on Sunnybank bus routes and at the Oxley Hotel in south Brisbane on Tuesday evening.

The hotel, located on the corner of Ipswich and Oxley roads, was visited by a person infected with the virus for two hours from 7:11 p.m. on September 8.

Bus line 866 was run by an infectious person on the afternoons of September 8 and 9, from Troughton Road in Banoon to Pinelands in Sunnybank Hills. The approximately 20-minute trips started at 3:11 p.m. and 3:06 p.m., respectively.

Three casual contact sites were also identified over the two days, including a Coles at Pinelands Plaza between 3:25 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. on September 8 and 3:25 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. on September 9.

Customers visiting 7-Eleven on Pinelands Road between 3:35 p.m. and 3:55 p.m. on September 8 were also considered casual contacts. Several sites previously listed in the popular Garden City Mall have since been updated.

Other recent additions to the list, which now spans over 60 locations related to Interstate Truck Drivers who were contagious in the community and to St Thomas More College students and their families, include a bus 598 in the region on September 9.

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