Qld officials hopeful the worst is over after no new local COVID-19 cases

QUEENSLAND has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, both locally and in hotel quarantine.

There are still 45 active cases across the state but Premier Annastacia Palasczuk said today’s figures were great news for the state.

“Well done everyone and let’s keep up the good work,” the Premier said.


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“We still have around a week to continue wearing our masks and doing the right thing and checking in.”

There are still 8,679 people in home and hotel quarantine across Queensland, prompting a warning from the Chief Health Officer that the state is not totally out of the woods yet.

“We are not totally out of it yet,” Dr Jeanette Young said.

“We must keep up quarantine and testing. So thank you to every person over the last few weeks who has come forward and got tested.”

It comes after the Queensland Check-In app became mandatory at 1am for a range of businesses across the state.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said it was important businesses knew what was expected of them.

Well done to all of those businesses for getting online and making sure they are registered for the out,” Minister D’Ath said.

“If you haven’t yet, time is up.

“You need to get online and register your business and make sure you are getting that signage up straight away.”