Authorities urge anyone unwell to get tested immediately after two COVID-19 cases confirmed

The confirmation of two new cases of COVID-19 cases in Queensland has prompted authorities to urge anyone in the Springfield area showing symptoms to get tested immediately.

Two young women who returned from Melbourne on 21 July via Sydney have tested positive for COVID-19.

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said acting “really, really fast” was essential and anyone with symptoms should get tested immediately.

“These two young women have been out in the community for eight days while unwell,” she said.

“So please, anyone who lives in that Logan, Acacia Ridge or Springfield Lakes area, if you have symptoms at all or if you are concerned, please come forward immediately and get tested.

“If you are unwell, stay at home and isolate yourself.”

The women are believed to have visited shopping centres, restaurants and a church since returning to Queensland.

Queensland Health is expected to release a more detailed list of locations visited by the women, later on Wednesday.

A list of Fever Clinics in Ipswich is available here.

Common symptoms of COVID-19

Even if your symptoms are mild, you should be tested.

The most common symptoms are:

  • fever (or history of a fever)
  • cough   
  • sore throat   
  • shortness of breath  
  • runny nose  
  • fatigue
  • loss of taste or smell

 If you are unwell with any of these symptoms, visit your closest testing clinic straight away.

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