Parklands Christian College cleaner, 19, diagnosed with COVID-19, has Logan, Brisbane and Ipswich braced for outbreak

In danger: The school cleaner, 19, failed to declare a visit to Victoria and did not self isolate after returning, authorities say.
In danger: The school cleaner, 19, failed to declare a visit to Victoria and did not self isolate after returning, authorities say.

Health authorities have slammed the actions of two 19-year-old women who they say recklessly endangered the public by not declaring a Victorian visit before testing positive to COVID-19.

The call comes as business go on alert for a major outbreak in Logan, with shopping centres, restaurants, a school and a church closed for 48 hours for deep cleans.

The women, one of whom is a cleaner at Parklands Christian College, flew into Brisbane from Melbourne on July 21.

They had not quarantined in the eight days since, actions which angered Queensland's Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young.

"I am very, very disappointed, I think it was reckless," she said.

"They've been out and about for eight days with symptoms."

Logan, Ipswich and Brisbane suburbs are on high alert as fears grow that the women unknowingly put others in the community in danger.

Queensland Health were set to release the list of locations the women had visited later today.

Contact tracing is also underway.

Ms Young urged anyone concerned they might be infected to get tested.

"Please, anyone who lives in that Logan, Acacia Ridge, Springfield Lakes area, if you any symptoms at all, or if you're concerned, please come forward immediately and get tested," she said.

A testing centre had been set up at Parklands for concerned people.

Health Minister Steven Miles said the state had the ability to cope with another outbreak.

"We have responded in Queensland to situations like this before - the Cairns pathology lab, the Rockhampton nursing home - and because of our responses, we have been able to contain cases like this and restrict, suppress and community transmission," he said.

The women are being treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Queensland's total number of coronavirus cases stands at 1077, with six active cases remaining.

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