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Brisbane COVID-19: Infected man ‘had contact with a lot of people’, amid lockdown fears

Housemates and workmates of a young Brisbane man diagnosed with COVID-19 will be key focuses of contact tracing efforts.

Authorities are scrambling to prevent more infections linked to the 26-year-old man, who is a landscaper from Stafford in Brisbane’s north.

It’s unknown how he caught the disease.

He became sick on Monday, March 22, but is believed to have been potentially infectious in the community since last Friday.

He went into self-isolation after becoming “reasonably unwell”.

‘Rapid’ tracing

On Thursday, he presented for a coronavirus test at a Nundah respiratory clinic.

After that test was positive, authorities tested him a second time which “absolutely confirmed” the diagnosis, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said on Friday.

He is in quarantine in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

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