Two Brisbane hostels listed as high risk Covid-19 exposure sites after positive case recorded



See all newsletters

Health authorities say anyone who stayed at City Backpackers and Joe’s Place Backpackers while a Covid-19 infected man was there will need to quarantine for two weeks. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan PeledSource:News Corp Australia

Two Brisbane hostels have been listed as “high risk” Covid-19 exposure sites, after a man spent a week staying there while infectious.

The West Australia man, who had returned from the Philippines, underwent his two weeks quarantine in Queensland and left on July 17.

He tested positive on Tuesday, and his infectious period has been traced back to the previous Tuesday.

See all newsletters

A man who had tested positive to Covid-19 was staying at City Backpackers on Roma Street. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan PeledSource:News Corp Australia

See all newsletters

Joe’s Place Backpackers on Roma Street has also been listed as a Covid-19 high risk exposure site. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan PeledSource:News Corp Australia

During that time, he stayed at Brisbane City Backpackers on Roma Street, spending time at the hostel next door, Joe’s Place Backpackers, as well.

Health authorities are racing to track down how he contracted the virus, with genome sequencing results expected on Thursday morning.

Chief health officer Jeannette Young said on Wednesday she was extremely concerned about this case, citing it as the “thirteenth incursion of the virus into the community over the last six weeks”.

See all newsletters

Travellers who stayed at the two hostels will need to quarantine for two weeks. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan PeledSource:News Corp Australia

Anyone who was at the hostel, or the one next door – Joe’s Place Backpackers – on Tuesday July 20 between 2.20pm to 11.59pm, and at anytime between Wednesday July 21- Tuesday July 27 is considered a close contact and must quarantine for 14 days from the time they were there.

A number of low risk exposure sites have been listed by Queensland Health as well, with anyone who visited the following locations at the specified times urged to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they become unwell:

  • Saturday July 17, 12.20pm – 3.pm: Harbour Town Shopping Centre, Biggera Waters
  • Tuesday July 20, 12.55pm to 2pm: Brisbane Domestic Airport
  • Monday July 26, 9.45pm to 10.03pm: Emergency Department waiting area, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Herston
  • Monday July 26, 10.23pm to 10.58pm: Northern ring road taxi rank (outside emergency department) Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

The Party Games newsletter Get your political briefing from news.com.au’s political editor Samantha Maiden.

The Party Games newsletter Success! Check your inbox for details. See all newsletters

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Morrison launches congressional charm offensive to land subs pact

© AP Prime Minister Scott Morrison and US President Joe Biden held their first bilateral meeting in New York. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will go on a bipartisan charm offensive ... Read more »

Explainer: Exactly what happened in Melbourne yesterday, and why.

On Wednesday morning, Victoria’s Police Minister Lisa Neville warned that police were ready to respond should protestors take to the locked-down city’s streets yet again. © Getty Images Explainer: Exactly ... Read more »

Scientists say quake probably caused by tectonic pressure from NZ

© Getty Buildings along Chapel Street in Melbourne were damaged in Wednesday’s earthquake. The earthquake that hit Victoria on Wednesday morning is probably the result of tectonic plate pressure in ... Read more »

Mob makes way to Vic Shrine of Remembrance

A mob that has spent days rioting in the Melbourne CBD has made its way to the Shrine of Remembrance, surrounded by armed riot police. © James Ross/AAP PHOTOS Protesters ... Read more »

WA pair smash tons against SA in one-dayer

Western Australia’s Josh Philippe and Mitch Marsh have smashed centuries against South Australia in the domestic one-day cup opener. © Richard Wainwright/AAP PHOTOS Josh Philippe was one of two centurions ... Read more »

Voss to meet Blues about AFL coaching job

Michael Voss has touched down in Melbourne as the Brisbane Lions legend closes in becoming Carlton’s new AFL coach. © Julian Smith/AAP PHOTOS Michael Voss is the warm favourite to ... Read more »

Rare spring snow forecast for Tasmania

Rare low-level springtime snow is forecast to fall in Tasmania towards the end of the week, with some likely to settle in the hills above Hobart. © Andrew Drummond/AAP PHOTOS ... Read more »

Clive Palmer company Waratah Coal's coal project awaiting Barcaldine Regional Council decision

© Provided by ABC Business The proposed power plant would be built 30km from the town of Alpha. (ABC News: Chris Gillette) Clive Palmer’s company Waratah Coal is quietly seeking ... Read more »

Policy must drive jobless rate down: RBA

A Reserve Bank of Australia official has again stressed the central bank won’t be jacking up interest rates to cool a heated housing market. © Daniel Pockett/AAP PHOTOS The Reserve ... Read more »

Sidoti corruption probe to resume hearings

The NSW corruption watchdog is reopening public hearings into allegations former Berejiklian government minister John Sidoti failed to disclose property interests and misused his position as an MP. © Dean Lewins/AAP ... Read more »

Push for widespread rapid antigen tests

Australia is being urged to adopt widespread rapid screening to pick up fully vaccinated coronavirus carriers without symptoms who could unknowingly transmit the disease. © Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS Canberra recorded ... Read more »

Covid-positive woman who sparked Byron Bay lockdown now faces charges

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo A Sydney woman who travelled to Byron Bay to work on the reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of ... Read more »

Walgett community COVID-19 scare prompts team effort in vaccine uptake

The New South Wales town of Walgett is facing an anxious time amid dozens of active COVID-19 cases in an already vulnerable area. The vaccine rollout in the largely Aboriginal ... Read more »

Dan Andrews wants mandatory jabs for ANOTHER group of workers

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Dan Andrews’ government is preparing to mandate Covid-19 vaccines for teachers and early-childhood educators – just days after rolling out the measure across ... Read more »

Map that lays Australia's history of earthquakes bare

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck east Victoria today is not the first, or most destructive, to strike Australia. Geoscience Australia said the country is relatively safe from quakes as ... Read more »

Harvey joins Hawthorn AFL coaching panel

Former Collingwood AFL caretaker coach Robert Harvey has joined Hawthorn, where he will serve as part of a new-look panel under Sam Mitchell. © Daniel Pockett/AAP PHOTOS Robert Harvey has ... Read more »

COVID exposure at Top Top warehouse leaves some regional areas short of bread

Supermarkets across regional Victoria have reported missing deliveries of bread as a result of a COVID exposure site at a major Melbourne bread warehouse.   Tip Top’s warehouse was attended by a ... Read more »

‘Everyone was nervous': Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: James Ross/AAP Geoscience Australia ... Read more »

Keating attacks Labor over China relations

Former prime minister Paul Keating has insisted China does not present a military threat against Australia in a strident criticism of a pact with the UK and US. © David ... Read more »

Canberra records 17 new coronavirus cases

Canberra has recorded 17 new coronavirus infections, nine of which can be linked to known sources. © Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS Canberra has recorded 17 new cases of coronavirus. Just one ... Read more »

ACT records 17 new cases of COVID-19, number infectious in the community 'of concern'

© Provided by ABC Health The ACT government yesterday announced additional funding for mental health support, more than five weeks into its lockdown. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore) The ACT has ... Read more »

Victorian town of Mansfield shaken by three earthquakes, with reports of damage to some buildings

© Provided by ABC NEWS The Victorian town of Mansfield after the earthquake hit near the town. (Supplied: Chris McConnell) Victoria’s State Emergency Service says there has been damage to some buildings ... Read more »

SA Ombusdman Wayne Lines refers state Liberal Party's use of NationBuilder to Office of Public Integrity

© Provided by ABC NEWS A South Australian Government website being redirected through the NationalBuilder website. (ABC News) The South Australian Liberal Party’s use of campaign software NationBuilder has been ... Read more »

Largest quake in Vic's recorded history

The largest earthquake in Victoria’s history has damaged buildings and the tremors were felt across Melbourne and as far away as Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide. © James Ross/AAP PHOTOS The ... Read more »

SA corruption watchdog lashes changes

Proposed changes to South Australia’s corruption watchdog would dismantle the office and rob the public of an efficient integrity agency, a state parliamentary committee has been told. © Morgan Sette/AAP ... Read more »

Queensland Premier demands an apology from Health Minister

© Getty In recent weeks, Palaszczuk raised the issue of when children would be vaccinated and questioned how they would be affected by changes to border restrictions. Queensland Premier Annastacia ... Read more »

Australia and US aiming for ‘same place' on climate, Morrison insists after Biden meeting

Scott Morrison insists Australia and the US are on the same page on climate policy after his first one-on-one meeting with Joe Biden, as the US president presses “every nation” ... Read more »

Riot police on Melbourne streets to prevent third day of protests

Police have turned out in force outside the CFMEU office in Melbourne on Wednesday to prevent a third day of protests in the city. © Provided by The Guardian Photograph: ... Read more »

Community sport could restart VERY soon in NSW

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The NSW construction industry will return to full capacity from next week as the state’s vaccination coverage continues to grow, with hope community ... Read more »

NSW records 1035 new COVD-19 cases and five further deaths

© Brook Mitchell/Getty Police in Sydney are on alert for potential protests following violent clashes in Melbourne. New South Wales has recorded 1035 new local cases of coronavirus and five ... Read more »

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Victoria rocks south-east Australia

An earthquake has rocked south-east Australia, with reports of tremors being felt from Melbourne to Wagga Wagga. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 6.0 earthquake was centred in the Mansfield region, ... Read more »

Senior Queensland police officer 'disappointed' by allegations officer snuck daughter over NSW border

© Provided by ABC Health Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman described the alleged border breach involved a senior officer as “extremely disappointing”. (ABC News: Kimberley Bernard) A senior Queensland police officer ... Read more »

NSW records 1035 new local COVID-19 cases

NSW has reported 1035 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and five deaths as double-dose vaccination coverage approaches 55 per cent. © Jason O’BRIEN/AAP PHOTOS NSW has recorded 1035 new ... Read more »

Buildings damaged as earthquake strikes east of Melbourne

An earthquake has struck Victoria, causing damage to buildings across Melbourne. A number of witnesses filmed tremors and damage across Melbourne after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded in Victoria. ... Read more »

Cairns police probe 'suspicious' death at shopping centre

Queensland Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 35-year-old man at Cairns Central shopping centre this morning. One person is in custody and police are now working to establish ... Read more »

Queensland records one new case of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the case was no cause for concern as they had been in home quarantine and were part ... Read more »

Serious delays expected as NSW train drivers plan to strike for hours

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo NSW train drivers will strike next week as part of an industrial campaign over pay and conditions. The strike on Tuesday, October 5, ... Read more »

Magnitude six earthquake hits Victoria

© Luis Ascui/AAP PHOTOS An earthquake has been reported in Victoria and tremors were felt across Melbourne. An earthquake has been reported in Victoria and tremors were felt across Melbourne ... Read more »

Vic's 628 new COVID-19 cases, three deaths

Another three people have died and 628 new coronavirus cases have been recorded in Victoria. © James Ross/AAP PHOTOS Melbourne is bracing for more protests over mandatory vaccinations in the ... Read more »

Tata Communications: The state of AI and where it needs to go

The adoption of AI is no longer a question of 'if' but 'when' across many industries. How can we fully realise the potential of AI? How important are the responsibilities of companies and users in how they should be used? Read more »