No new local cases as thousands protest against mandatory jabs

Some good news for Queensland today, with no new local COVID-19 cases recorded.

Three infections have been picked up in hotel quarantine, including a woman who recently flew in from Melbourne.

It comes after more than 14,446 vaccines were administered in the past 24 hours, including 2,622 that were delivered at pop-up vaccination clinics at Bunnings stores yesterday.


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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the sunshine state was on track to hit the 80 per cent first dose mark early this week.

“We are now at 79.34 per cent first dose, fantastic, we are probably going to hit that 80 per cent first dose around Tuesday,” the Premier said.

“So the more people that come out and get vaccinated, the faster we are going to get to these thresholds”.

Currently, 66.87 per cent of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated.

Acting Chief Health Officer Dr Peter Aitken also revealed that he is “cautiously optimistic” that the Goondiwindi cluster, linked to the Moree outbreak in northern NSW, may be under control.

There have so far been four cases, however, all are close contacts.

“It’s early days still we haven’t got through a full incubation period, but at this stage, the fact there’s been no new cases, no community transmission, is really positive news”.

“I think that’s got a lot to do with the Goondiwindi community and their high vaccination rates.

“So yes I’m optimistic, hopeful, but not quite there,” Dr Aitken said.

Speaking to reporters on Sunday, the Premier also urged Queenslanders to ignore the “misinformation” that has been circulating on Facebook in regards to vaccines.

“Ignore it, this is safe, it’s a safe vaccine, it’s been tested and millions of people have had it,” she said.

The message came as thousands of people gathered at the Qld-NSW border in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

Protestors wearing white are currently marching through the streets of Coolangatta as part of a “reclaim the line” rally, with a number of others also taking place across the nation today.

The protest is understood to involve a number of frontline workers, including Queensland Health staff, who have been stood down for refusing to get the jab.

A number of police officers are on scene, but so far the demonstration has been peaceful.