DAILY Mass in Greater Springfield has been temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure following the confirmation of two new cases of coronavirus in Queensland.
Our Lady of the Southern Cross parish announced on their Facebook page this afternoon that “as a precautionary measure daily Mass and personal prayer will stop until further notice”.
It comes after Queensland Health this morning confirmed two 19-year-old women had tested positive for coronavirus and had “gone about their business” in Logan, Acacia Ridge and Springfield while infected.
Health minister Steven Miles said the women had travelled to Melbourne together, and returned to Brisbane via Sydney on July 21 but allegedly did not self-isolate, as required by law.
The two women allegedly spent eight days in the communities of Logan and Springfield with symptoms of the virus.
“These young women have gone about their business within the communities that they live in, and so there will be a large amount of contact tracing to be done, largely within the Logan and Springfield areas, including shopping malls, restaurants and a church,” Mr Miles said.
The Logan woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is a cleaner at Parklands Christian College, Park Ridge, which is now temporarily closed for at least 48 hours to allow for a deep clean and contact tracing.
Families and staff of the college were notified of potential exposure to the virus last night.
The Catholic Leader understands that two staff members of Parklands Christian College are Catholic.
It is understood that one college employee attended Mass at Regents Park on July 26 with a staff member from the parish.
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