RESTRICTIONS on gatherings across the Gold Coast have been lifted after Queensland recorded another day of zero cases of COVID-19.
Deputy Premier Steven Miles said another day without a case was “very promising”.
“That means that we have now had just one new case in the last four days,” Minister Miles said.
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“We’ve had three zero days in the last four days and it’s now more than four days since a case related to the clusters in the south east.”
The Deputy Premier said Queensland was getting on top of the outbreaks at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and the state’s corrective services training centre, clusters that did appear linked to the two Logan woman who lied about travelling to Melbourne earlier this year.
It has now been 17 days now since a COVID case has been detected on the Gold Coast, meaning the newly implemented restrictions on gatherings could now be lifted.
From 8am on Thursday, Gold Coasters will be able to host gatherings of up to 30 people both indoors and outdoors. The number was previously set at just 10.
Restrictions on visitors Gold Coast hospitals and aged care facilities will also be lifted as well as additional PPE requirements at those facilities.
Similar changes have also been made it the Darling Downs region.
BREAKING: Restrictions on gatherings will ease on the Gold Coast and Darling Downs from 8am tomorrow.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 16, 2020
Minister Miles praised the Queenslanders who came forward to get tested, with 6,424 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
Health authorities had expressed a concern in the lack of people coming forward to get tested earlier in the week, with numbers dropping below 3000 on Sunday.