Ipswich Hospital nurse tests positive for COVID-19

A nurse at Ipswich Hospital is among two new coronavirus cases recorded in Queensland on Sunday.The 32-year-old female nurse is one of 220 staff members from the hospital west of Brisbane who are now in quarantine.
The nurse is a close contact of a known case, with authorities now conducting contact tracing.
“A number of appointments scheduled for this week at Ipswich Hospital will either be relocated to other services or rescheduled,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.
“I would apologise to those patients whose appointments will be disrupted but also explain that the reason we are doing that is to keep them safe and keep our hospital staff safe.”
The Ipswich Hospital cluster now stands at 33 cases.
The other new case is the sibling of a previously reported case of a student at Staines Memorial College at Redbank Plains.
It takes the state’s active cases to 25.
The Queensland government also announced that paramedics will now perform testing across the state.
The Queensland Ambulance Service will train 50 paramedics who will perform tests at pop-up clinics in case of an outbreak.