On alert: Covid fears for Byron Bay

A COVID alert has been issued for Byron Bay after two women identified as positive coronavirus cases spent time in the NSW north coast town while infectious. 

Four new cases of community transmission have been detected in Brisbane.

Two of those cases, a nurse and her sister, spent time in Byron Bay while infectious.

A third cases visited Gladstone from 25 March to 28 March, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young advised at a press conference this morning.

At this stage, the Queensland coronavirus cases are not linked.

“I need to wait on the genome sequence because I don’t have a direct link to other cases at this point,” Dr Young said.

The pair are believed to have visited Byron Bay while infectious but that is still to be confirmed.

“I’m not sure that I have the Byron dates at this stage. But I’ll be letting New South Wales know that as soon as we’ve got that.”

Greater Brisbane will enter a three-day lockdown from 5pm today.

This is a developing story, more to come.

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