Two local COVID cases in Qld, hard border closure with NSW still looms

Queensland has recorded three new cases of COVID-19, two locally acquired and one in hotel quarantine

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the two local cases were linked to the Greek Community Centre cluster and had been in home quarantine for their infectious period.

“We are not worried about any of them,” the Premier said.


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The two people tested positive on day 12 of their stay in isolation.

“Which is great news to show that everything is working,” the Premier said.

“So when we ask people, when they are a close contact, to go in home quarantine people are doing the right thing and they are being found. So that’s keeping Queenslanders safe.”

There are still 2,924 people in home quarantine across the state. Around 3,000 people have been let out in the last week.

The Premier also confirmed they are still monitoring the situation in NSW to determine whether there needs to be a hard border closure with the entire state.

On Tuesday morning, there were reports of a positive COVID case in Goulburn in regional NSW.

“Dr Young will be talking about that at AHPPC,” the Premier said.

“I want to reassure Queenslanders that if it gets to the stage that we have to close we will.

“But at this stage, we are monitoring it every single day.

“We are seeing more hospitalisations and we are monitoring whether it’s spreading to other parts of NSW. So if we do see it spreading to other parts of NSW we won’t hesitate to shut the border.”