Queensland continues to report a record high number of Covid-19 cases, as authorities bring in tighter restrictions in time for Christmas.
Another 186 were reported this morning, more than double the number reported yesterday.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says thankfully, no one is really sick from the virus just yet.
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There is still just one person in hospital with significant symptoms and that person has ‘multiple medical problems’ according to the Queensland Chief Health Officer.
It’s prompted the state government to scale up the mask mandate, with new rules to come in for cinemas, theatres and hospitality venues.
From 5.00 am tomorrow, December 23, masks will be mandatory for staff and patrons for all theatres and cinemas.
While hospitality staff will also have to wear masks. Patrons are still excluded in hospitality venues.
Meantime, there have been mounting calls for officials to consider relaxing the testing requirements for people to come into Queensland.
Testing queues over the border have sometime exceeded six hours, with reports it was due to those who had to get tested to come into Queensland.
The Premier said it’s not Queensland’s border requirements that are specifically contributing to this, but they will review the requirements in the new year.
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