Sunday, September 26, 2021

Update: Gold Coast family of five refuses to be tested for COVID-19 after secret road trip in Melbourne

The Queensland Government announced that after the two students and their families travel to Melbourne, it will quarantine all children studying at the Australian International Islamic College in Carrara, Gold Coast.

Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’Ath told reporters on Thursday afternoon that a family of five, including two adults and three children under the age of 10, returned to Queensland via a “path” from Melbourne in southern Victoria.

On Thursday afternoon, the Queensland Department of Health confirmed that the family was quarantined in the hotel and has now been tested for COVID-19. The results are expected to be announced on Friday.

Earlier, D’Ath said that his family did not agree to be tested, but some family members were unwell.

The Minister of Health said that given that the family has been traveling and the children have all gone to school, the authorities are very cautious. “We need to make sure that there is no transmission in our schools and communities,” D’Ath continued.

Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said earlier that although some family members had symptoms, she would not declare that they had COVID-19 symptoms until the test was completed.

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D’Ath said that after the two children of the family returned to the Queensland school and told their classmates, the authorities became aware of the illegal road trip.

Yang said: “The police went to the school yesterday. A family of five is now isolated in the hotel. We are cooperating with them.”

Young requires all students in school to be quarantined until their family members are tested. She said: “If we cannot allow these two children to be tested, then the school will be quarantined for 14 days.”

“I really want to be able to test them,” she said later.

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This report has been updated based on new information from the Queensland Department of Health.

Caden Pearson is a journalist based in Australia with a background in screenwriting and documentaries.Contact him at [email protected]

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

Update: Gold Coast family of five refuses to be tested for COVID-19 after secret road trip in Melbourne
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