Queensland authorities are quietly confident they’ve stopped a potential coronavirus outbreak, but remain cautious ahead of what they’ve labelled a ‘crucial’ week for the state.
It comes after thousands of tests was carried out over the weekend, particularly in aged care facilities across the southeast.
There are still just five cases linked to the Logan cluster, which started with three women who lied about recently returning from Melbourne.
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There are 12 active cases within the state.
Monday, 3 August – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
• 0 new confirmed cases
• 12 active cases
• 1,085 total confirmed cases
• 569,392 tests conducted
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) August 2, 2020
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s good news, but this next week will be ‘crucial’.
The Queensland government has now indicated it will push national cabinet for enforce mandatory hotel quarantine for return overseas travellers, after a man tested positive over the weekend after returning through Sydney to the Sunshine Coast.
While, the NRL will now look to reduce capacity by 1,000 at the Sunshine Coast stadium, after crowds were photographed not social distancing at a game over the weekend.
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Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young says there will be a review.