No new Qld cases as last chance vaccination weekend looms

There have once again been no new cases diagnosed in Queensland overnight, as authorities urge unvaccinated people to come forward for the jab this weekend.

Around 8,800 tests were done over the last 24 hours, with 17 active cases around the state.

It’s good news for the Gold Coast, which has had a couple of close calls over the last two weeks.


There are still no community cases linked to the 17-year-old boy or the Broadbeach man, who are both understood to be receiving treatment in the University Hospital.

It comes as the state continues to hammer down the message to Queenslanders to come and get vaccinated, with this weekend marking the cut off for full protection status in time for the border reopening.

Anyone that remains unvaccinated after this weekend will not be fully protected by December 17, which is when the Queensland borders will reopen to interstate visitors.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles is urging Gold Coasters and regional areas, in particular, not to miss it.

“We need more of you to get vaccinated and we specifically need you to get vaccinated this weekend.

“We have pop up clinics all over the place including at surf clubs and at our theme parks, right here at SeaWorld.

“So come along to SeaWorld, celebrate their 50th anniversary and do your bit for the community and in particular for the tourism industry, who really need those borders open.

“So our number one message: go and get vaccinated today,” the Deputy Premier said.

He was also asked when the border barricades will be able to come down, given that police will still need to be checking the vaccination status of people entering the state even once we reached 80 per cent double vaccination.

“That’s probably a better question for police and there’ll be other press conferences, some of the infrastructure they have there is easily removed and put back in place but I’m not exactly sure what their plans will be,” Deputy Premier Miles responded.