This week Queensland reported its first cases of COVID-19 community transmission in months, after two women returned from Melbourne via Sydney and continued to go about their business while infectious.

Another woman, understood to be a relative and a man who had dined at a nearby table at a popular south Brisbane restaurant have since tested positive.

The 27-year-old Bellbird Park man became the state’s first case of community transmission since May. It’s now been revealed he travelled throughout Brisbane while unknowingly infectious, attending two separate Bunnings stores and a busy shopping centre.

He is believed to have contracted the virus while dining with two relatives, one of whom works at a nursing home, at the Madtongsan IV restaurant in Sunnybank.


Queensland Health issued an urgent plea on Friday night for anyone who had visited various locations at specific times to monitor their health closely and immediately get tested if any symptoms present.

The impacted suburbs include: Kenmore, Wacol, Oxley, Mt Gravatt, Richlands, Springfield, Springfield Lakes, Chandler, Forest Lake, Goodna, and Redbank Plains.

The full list of locations, dates and times can be found below:

  • Parklands Christian College, Park Ridge: July 22-23 between 9.30am-6pm*
  • Madtongsan IV Restaurant, Sunnybank: July 23, 7-9pm*
  • Heeretea Bubble Tea Shop, Sunnybank: July 23, evening
  • YMCA Chatswood Hills outside School Hours Care, Springwood: July 23-24 All*
  • Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains: July 24, 3.30-4.30pm
  • Thai Peak Restaurant, Springfield: July 26, 6.30-9pm*
  • Caltex Goodna, Goodna: July 26, 11.30-11.35am
  • Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler: July 26, 12.30-2.10pm*
  • Garden City Shopping Centre, Mount Gravatt: July 26, 4-7pm
  • K Mart Garden City: July 26, 4-5pm
  • JB HiFi Garden City: July 26, 4.30-5pm
  • MOS Burger Garden City: July 26, 5pm
  • Chatime Garden City: July 26, 6pm
  • Cafe 63, Redbank Plains: July 27, 10-10.30am
  • Bunnings Springfield: July 27, 11am-1pm
  • Bunnings Oxley: July 27, 3.15-4pm
  • Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, Southbank: July 27, 3.15-4.15pm
  • P’Nut Street Noodles, Southbank: July 27, 4-6pm
  • Basketball Courts, Springfield Lakes: July 27, 6-8.30pm*
  • Nando’s Kenmore: July 27, 8.45-8.55pm
  • African Grocery Shop, Woodridge (Station Rd): July 28, All
  • Primary Medical and Dental Practice, Browns Plains; July 28, 12.25-12.30pm; 1-1.15pm
  • Chatime Grand Plaza, Browns Plains: July 28, 12.30-1pm
  • Origin Kebabs Grand Plaza, Browns Plains: July 28, 12.30-1pm
  • Caltex Wacol: July 28, 8.40-8.45am
  • Richlands Medical Centre Richlands Plaza: July 29, 10.45am
  • SNP Collection Centre, Forrest Lake: July 29, 11.35am

As well as the following flights:

  • VA863 Melbourne to Sydney: July 21, arrived 5.55pm*
  • VA977 Sydney to Brisbane: July 21, arrived 8pm*

*Close contacts are being contacted directly for places marked with an *