One new local COVID-19 case in Qld

QUEENSLAND has recorded one new local cases of COVID-19 linked to the recent Sunnybank cluster.

The latest case is a student at St Thomas Moore College who is a close contact of a previous case at the school.

“They have been in home quarantine so we are not worried about that at all,” Premier Annastacia Palasczuk said.


“But as you can see they are still coming through even at this late stage.”

The other case was overseas acquired and detected in hotel quarantine.

13,899 tests were conducted across the state in the last 24 hours.

24,229 vaccines were administered, taking the state’s first jab total to 61.53% and 42.78% of Queenslanders are fully vaccinated.

The Premier has also been forced to defend a decision to offer free tickets to the NRL preliminary finals this weekend to those who come out and get vaccinated at certain hubs across Brisbane and Logan today and tomorrow.

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There have been concerns the incentives go against TGA guidelines.

Ms Palaszczuk said that was a problem for the NRL.

“If the TGA has any issues they can raise it with the NRL,” she told reporters.

“But this is the NRL just saying thank you to Queenslanders.

“The thank you is going to defence personnel, the people who are working in our hospitals and they’ve been running a campaign to get people vaccinated.

“I think we all want to see people vaccinated don’t we?”