Queensland waits on Covid numbers half way through lockdown

Another nervous wait for Queenslanders ahead of this morning’s coronavirus figures, after ‘encouraging’ news yesterday.

There were three local cases confirmed on Wednesday morning, but all were close contacts of known infections, and two had been quarantining while infectious.

Overnight, a few more flights were added to Queensland’s list of exposure sites, linked to the infected cabin crew member who worked on return services from Brisbane to Sydney on Sunday.


Queenslanders are being urged to keep an eye on the list of exposure sites, which is consistently updated as contact tracers work rapidly to try and stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19.

Exposure sites listed here.

Also overnight, Queensland has declared Alice Springs a hotspot over growing cases in the Northern Territory.

Anyone who’s been in the region will be barred from the Sunshine State unless they’re a resident or have an exemption, and they’ll still be required to go into quarantine.

In yesterday’s press conference, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk remained hopeful that the three-day lockdown would be able to be lifted on Friday at 6.00 pm as planned.

However, she maintained that authorities needed another 24 hours to know for sure just how far the virus may have spread.

Health authorities will provide their official update later this morning, but the Premier is expected to do some interviews with breakfast TV shows this morning.

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