Queensland has recorded another jump in COVID-19 cases, with 59 new infections detected across the state, including on the Gold Coast.
Premier Annastacia said that the surge in cases “was expected”, admitting “we
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At least 9 have been linked to interstate travel, another 16 are
The source of the remaining 33 infections remains under investigation.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard said the Omicron strain continues to spread throughout the sunshine state, with 43 confirmed cases.
Dr Gerrard again warned that cases will spike over the festive as more people flock to Queensland from interstate hotspots for holidays.
In the past 24 hours, there were more than
In a bid to try and stop the spread of the virus, the State Government is now “strongly recommending” people wear masks in indoor settings.
Currently, masks are mandatory in retail stores, on public transport, rideshares and taxis, as well as in vulnerable settings like hospitals and aged care facilities.
At our road borders, police intercepted more than
Meantime, around 100 police officers on the Gold Coast and Logan have been forced into isolation after being linked to outbreaks.
Two officers on the Gold Coast have now tested positive, forcing 52 staff into isolation, while one officer in Logan has also been infected, with 49 officers from that district in quarantine.