Good news for the Gold Coast overnight, with no new local coronavirus cases diagnosed throughout the entire state.
It’s a deep breath out for the Gold Coast, after a 17-year-old boy was announced as a new infection earlier this week.
Authorities yesterday confirmed that they’re not particularly concerned about the infection, which was acquired after a Tweed local spent some time here last week.
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It’s believed they spent most of their time at home, with just a couple of bus services exposed.
The Premier has announced just one new case, diagnosed in hotel quarantine, in parliament this morning.
The person acquired it from overseas, and it’s not considered a threat to the community.
However, Annastacia Palaszczuk continues to drive home the message that Covid is coming, and the only protection will be for people to get vaccinated.
“It’s coming to every corner of this state, it’s coming to places it’s never been before, and it’s coming soon,” Ms Palaszczuk told parliament.
There are just three days left for unvaccinated people to receive their first dose, if they hope to be fully protected by December 17 when the borders will reopen.
This weekend, surf life saving clubs around the state will host pop up vaccine clinics.
The Premier has also confirmed that extra schools around the state will have vaccine facilities, and the Bunnings stores are standing up their pop ups again as well.
As of this morning, 76.13 percent of Queensland has received one dose of the vaccine, while 61.71 percent are fully vaccinated.
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