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Brisbane school is shut down after shock positive Covid test in a 13-year-old student  #News

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Brisbane school is shut down with hundreds of kids sent home after shock positive Covid test in a 13-year-old student

  • A 13-year-old girl at St Thomas More School in Brisbane tested positive
  • All students at the Sunnybank private school had been ordered home 


Students at a Queensland school have been ordered home for the day after a student tested positive.

The 13-year-old at St Thomas More School in Sunnybank, Brisbane, was announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at the state’s Covid update on Friday morning.  

Queensland chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said the information had been handed to her this morning.

‘There is a 13-year-old girl who tested positive,  she was at school in the last few days,’ Dr Young said. 

‘I advised the principal of St Thomas More school for all children at that school to be picked up and taken home and to go into quarantine for 14 days, unless we get other advice which will change that.’ 

The state remains concerned about a truck driver who arrived from NSW and was infectious in the south-east of Queensland on September 5 and 6. 

Contact tracing alerts were issued by Queensland Health for locations around the south-east, including the BP at Archerfield, a Grill’d outlet and Cinnabon store at Westfield Garden City in Upper Mount Gravatt. 

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