Queensland Beautician May Have Infected Numerous Customers With Coronavirus
Customers of a Gold Coast hair and beauty salon are being urged to come forward after a worker became the ninth Queenslander to contract coronavirus.
The beautician saw up to 40 people on Thursday before she started to develop symptoms and went home.
The 63-year-old returned to Australia from Iran on Monday.
She is now in isolation at Gold Coast University Hospital.
Queensland's chief medical officer Dr Jeannette Young said the woman had done everything perfectly.
"She's a highly intelligent, very sensible lady, so as soon as she had her first symptom she spoke to her manager and she went home," she said.
"Then she went to Gold Coast University Hospital and got tested."
Dr Young urged anyone who attended the Hair Plus salon at Australia Fair at Southport from 11am to come forward.
"She saw a number of clients each for brief interactions, so we believe the risk is incredibly low," she said.
Dr Young said there was no need for anyone who was at the shopping centre at the same time, to be concerned.
Health minister Steven Miles also reassured Queenslanders the Covid-19 virus remained contained across the state, despite the latest development.