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Entire school community in home quarantine as Queensland student tests positive for COVID-19

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The student is the second new locally-acquired case in Queensland in two days. Photo: St Thomas More College
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A Brisbane student has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the closure of a school at Sunnybank.

Parents have been told to immediately collect their children from St Thomas More College, and go into home quarantine.

All households with children at that school will have to isolate for 14 days while authorities determine if the student, a 13-year-old girl, has infected anyone else.

It’s the second new locally-acquired case in Queensland in two days.

It’s not yet clear if there is any connection between the student and a NSW truck driver who was infectious in the community at Archerfield and Mount Gravatt, in southern Brisbane, on Sunday and Monday.

The driver, aged in his 20s, tested positive in NSW after returning from Queensland. He had had one dose of a vaccine.

There was some good news on Friday for communities on the Queensland-NSW border, after NSW said it would lift stay-at-home orders for local government areas in the north.

From 1am on Monday, Queensland will reinstate border bubble arrangements.

Students and essential workers will be able to travel from 12 NSW local government areas where restrictions have eased, and vice versa.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said she had very little information on the infection involving the student.

She has ordered the closure of the St Thomas More College because the student was in class in the past few days.

“I need them to be picked up immediately from school and taken home. Their whole household needs to go into quarantine for 14 days,” Dr Young said.

She said the truck driver was a case of concern, given he had visited many venues, including the Westfield Garden City shopping centre, where he dined without a mask at a food court.

-AAP