QLD records no new cases as threat of lockdown eases

Queensland has recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 with officials declaring the risk of an outbreak and snap lockdown is decreasing.

Five new cases were detected in hotel quarantine in the last 24 hours while more than 9600 tests were carried out across the state.

Officials have confirmed staff at the Stylish Nails in Beenleigh have all tested negative after an infected truck driver visited the salon last week.


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Four customers have also returned negative results but authorities are still trying to track down three or four other customers who attended the salon but did not check-in.

Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young says they are working with Police to find those people but is less concerned now about the risk.

Three staff and 17 children who attended the Boulevard Early Learning Centre at Mt Warren Park have tested negative but will need to remain in quarantine for the full 14 days.

Tests on 34 of the 36 children who attend the after school hours care centre at Windaroo State School have all come back negative.

But the parents of the remaining two children are refusing to allow them to get tested.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says they are comfortable with the current situation in the southeast.

“The risk is decreasing which is good news. I know a lot of people were coming up to me on the weekend, concerned about whether or not we were going into a lockdown, but we have less risk now,” the Premier said.

Queensland now has 54 per cent of the eligible population that have had their first COVID vaccine while 34.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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