Aged care worker tests positive for coronavirus in Queensland

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters with Health Minister Steven Miles in the background

The Bolton Clarke Aged Care center at Pinjarra Hills in Brisbane's southwest has actually been locked down following the positive test and there are worries other employees and locals might be at threat.

Muranga and Lasu subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and are now under police guard in hospital.

Her husband is believed to have caught the virus from relatives who visited the Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant at Sunnybank on July 23, when one of the women was there.

The pair at the centre of the new COVID-19 cluster, along with another unidentified 21-year-old woman, have been charged with one count each of providing false or misleading documents and fraud over their alleged lies to authorities when they arrived in Brisbane.

It comes as footage of Muranga ordering a cocktail at a Brisbane bar in the hours after she had a test for coronavirus was also aired by the show.

Olivia Winnie Muranga, 19, Diana Lasu and Haja Timbo, 21, were spoken to by police about breaching health directives put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus and heavily fined - just two days before allegedly lying to get back into Queensland.

Hundreds of people from the families of around 700 students at Parkland Christian College, where one of the women works as a cleaner, lined up for testing on Thursday.

"I want Queenslanders to really think about social distancing", she said.

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All staff and residents are now on red alert and have been told to get tested immediately. She has tested negative to Covid-19.

"Restricted regions are in which, if individuals have any symptoms whatsoever, they ought to instantly have tested", Dr Young said.

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said police had high confidence they had all the details and information they needed in relation to the case.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said she was "bitterly disappointed" but police were now sure they had all members of the travelling party identified.

The incident prompted Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to announce all Sydneysiders will be banned from entering the state from Saturday.

"That is a very important, very rapid response and that aged care facility has done a very, very good job already this morning", Dr Young said.

New South Wales recorded 17 more cases.

'We've seen that today, its sensible to close the border to anyone from greater Sydney, ' Queensland's Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young agreed.

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