GAME ON! Green light for NRL grand final after no new cases

It’s game on for tonight’s historic NRL grand final in Brisbane after Queensland recorded no new local COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Just one new case was detected in hotel quarantine from more than 18,427 tests.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk described it as a “glorious” day for the state.


“Queenslanders have answered our call to come out and get tested,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Thank you to Queenslanders for the amazing work that you’re doing.”

The Premier said while we’re not out of the woods just yet, the latest numbers suggest we may have dodged another major outbreak.

“The fact we don’t have any seeding or community cases is we can continue to enjoy our lifestyle,” Ms Palaszcuk said.

“But like I said, that could change at any moment and the key is vaccines because what we know about this virus is it will hunt down those people that are unvaccinated”.

So far, 66.96 per cent of Queenslanders have now had at least one COVID-19 jab, while 47.98 per cent are fully vaccinated.

As long as no issues arise, the Premier said she intends on going to tonight’s NRL grand final at Suncorp Stadium.

“Can I say to people who are attending, you have to check into the stadium, you have to wear your mask in there and you can only remove your mask when you are seated if you are eating or drinking,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“That doesn’t mean sitting there with a beer and having the mask only when you are drinking.

“We have to do this to keep everyone safe so I am making it very clear that these are the conditions that have been put on by Dr Young, and that is what I expect everyone to do”.