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Qld teens test positive to COVID-19 after shoplifting heist in Vic

Sky News Australia logo Sky News Australia 29/07/2020 Sky News Australia

Two teenagers who tested positive to COVID-19 in Queensland allegedly travelled to Melbourne earlier this month to steal designer handbags.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed three new cases of coronavirus in the state yesterday, including the two 19-year-old girls and one of the girls’ sisters.

Premier Palaszczuk said she was “absolutely furious” about the new coronavirus cases, which are the first recorded outside of hotel quarantine since May.

The Premier also revealed the pair - Olivia Winnie Muranga and Diana Lasu - were wanted by Victoria Police for allegedly stealing handbags from luxury stores during their trip to Melbourne.

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The pair has also been fined $4000 each for falsifying their state border declaration forms by failing to declare their visit to Victoria.

The girls were only confirmed to have the virus eight days after their return to the Sunshine State, meaning they went about life as normal, potentially infecting thousands.

Health authorities have closed two schools, including Parklands Christian College where one of the girls worked as a cleaner, and six restaurants and bars across Brisbane.

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