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Brisbane school closed as mystery COVID-19 case emerges

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 Students at a Brisbane school have been sent home after a new mystery positive COVID case emerges.

The case is not as yet linked to any other cases and health authorities are investigating.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the case is a 13-year-old girl from St Thomas More College.

She attended school in the past two days and as a precaution the school has closed and students, staff have been sent home and asked to quarantine for 14 days. 

Dr Young says health authorities are continuing to trace the movements of a truck driver from New South Wales who was infectious in the community on Sunday, September 5 and Monday, September 6.

Exposure sites include Westfield Garden City Town Square and a BP service station at Archerfield.

A full list of exposure sites is available at https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/current-status/contact-tracing

There was one overseas acquired case recorded on a vessel offshore.

There have been more than 11,000 tests, with 23,807 vaccines administered yesterday.

The State Government has reinstated the border bubble with New South Wales, will come into effect from 1am on Monday.

Students and essential workers will be able to travel from the 12 New South Wales LGAs, where restrictions have eased, into Queensland.