Melbourne woman tests positive for COVID-19 on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast | ABC News

A woman who travelled from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast while the Victorian capital was in lockdown has tested positive for COVID-19, Queensland’s Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has confirmed.

Ms D’Ath said a 44-year-old woman left Victoria on June 1, travelled through New South Wales and crossed the Queensland border on June 5.

Victoria’s lockdown had already started by the time the woman left Melbourne.

The woman is staying with her husband and other family members in Caloundra and was tested yesterday, with a positive result confirmed today, Ms D’Ath said.

She is currently being interviewed and Queensland Health has released an initial list of exposure sites.

Urgent contact tracing is underway.

Testing clinics on the Sunshine Coast will be open for extended hours and Ms D’Ath has urged people to get tested.

“We do have a number of sites already in areas like Goondiwindi and Toowoomba,” she said.

“If you have been to one of the exposure sites, whether you have symptoms or not, we would like you to come forward and get tested.”

The woman had crossed the border into Queensland at Goondiwindi.

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