Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in COVID-19 lockdown

A Brisbane hospital has gone into lockdown after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, with people asked to avoid the emergency department.

Queensland Health said it was in process of contact tracing the case at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Woolloongabba, which has been “placed into lockdown effective immediately”.

A staff member, believed to be a doctor, tested positive today after coming into contact with infected patients in the early hours of March 10.

All non-essential visits to the hospital are now banned and anyone who does attend will be required to wear masks at all times. Non-urgent outpatient bookings and elective surgery will be postponed, according to officials.

Tests indicate a low level of the virus, which…

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