Double donut day in Qld, Gold Coast man still in serious condition

Queensland appears to have dodged another major COVID-19 bullet, with no new cases in the past 24 hours.

Education Minister Grace Grace delivered the state’s latest virus update on Saturday, confirming it was a “double donut day”, with no new virus cases both locally and in hotel quarantine.

Speaking from Cavendish Road State School at Holland Park in Brisbane, which is one of more than 100 schools hosting pop-up vaccination clinics this weekend, Ms Grace said today is the day to get vaccinated.


“Today is Super Saturday… Can I encourage everyone, the access is in a beautiful, safe environment in our schools,” she said.

“We need you to come out and get vaccinated today… Schools are open right across the state, 116 of those.

“Do it for your elderly grandparents, your young siblings, your aunts your uncles, whoever, but make sure that you do get vaccinated.”

Currently, 74.1 per cent of Queenslanders have had one dose of the vaccine, while 59.36 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Today’s update will come as a massive relief for Gold Coasters, after a Broadbeach man spent ten days infectious in the community.

There’s so far been no transmission linked to the man, who remains in a serious condition in the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr James Smith said police are still investigating how he managed to cross the border from Victoria without going into hotel quarantine.

“At this point, neither from a health or police side of things, we don’t have any further information,” Dr Smith said.

“There’s challenges obtaining information from him, let’s just leave it at that”.