Covid case left Vic lockdown, now in Qld

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says a woman with COVID travelled to Queensland from Victoria.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says a woman with COVID travelled to Queensland from Victoria.

A woman with coronavirus who left lockdown in Victoria and travelled north through NSW has put Queensland on alert after visiting parts of the state.

The woman and her husband left Victoria on June 1, travelled through NSW and crossed into Queensland at Goondiwindi on June 5.

The couple has since travelled to various locations, including the Sunshine Coast.

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said the woman, 44, returned a positive coronavirus test on Tuesday and that was confirmed on Wednesday.

She had been staying with family in Caloundra.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the woman was being interviewed and she did not know why the pair left Victoria, which has been in lockdown due to local transmission in the community there.

Australian Associated Press