Date: 26 March 2020

Location: Wolston Correctional Centre, 176A Grindle Rd, Wacol

Number of people: 1

Details: A custodial corrections officer from Wolston Correctional Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. Queensland Corrective Services said they have been informed the officer had contact with other officers and prisoners during a number of shifts between Saturday March 21 and Monday March 23. The centre has been placed into lockdown, and all staff are being contacted.

QLD has now had 443 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus

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