Qld records six new COVID-19 cases

QUEENSLAND has recorded four new local cases of COVID-19, as well as two in hotel quarantine.

The first case was confirmed by Queensland Health on Monday night, a man in his 30s who works at an aviation training facility in Brisbane.

He is fully vaccinated but has been in the community while possibly infectious since the 23rd of September.


His wife has now also tested positive.

The third case, which the Premier has admitted the Chief Health Officer is “a little bit more concerned about”, is a truck driver who has been staying in shared accommodation in south Brisbane.

The guesthouse he was staying in has been under police guard this morning with around a dozen guests there forced to isolate.

He also visited two hotels in Spring Hill.

It’s believed he has been infectious in the community since September 19 with the highly infectious Delta strain, although genome sequencing was still underway.

Queensland Police are also speaking to the truck driver.

The fourth case, which is not considered a concern, is a person who tested positive after leaving hotel quarantine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was vital people kept up to date with the growing list of exposure sites, which will be updated later today.

“There’s no need to panic because Queenslanders have been doing the right thing, especially in the south-east,” she said.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young said while a lockdown was not on the cards now, it was being considered.

“Of course, I always consider a lockdown and then I work through what we need to do,” Dr Young said.

“At this stage, I do not think a lockdown is warranted.

“That could change.”

Residents in Brisbane and Moreton Bay will need to go back to wearing masks indoors at all time. Anyone who has been in those LGAs since 19 September cannot visit aged care, hospitals, disability accommodation and detention centres.

“This will be in place for two weeks while we work through the risk with these cases,” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said.

New rules have also come into effect for truck drivers, with this case now the 7th to have entered the Queensland community while infectious since August 24.

From October 15, it will be mandatory for all truck drivers using the freight pass to have one dose of the vaccine and two doses by November 15.

From today, roadside vaccinations will also be set up for drivers. The first will be set up at on Boyd Street in Tugun, near the John Flynn Hospital.