Two new cases in Qld, decision on Brisbane restrictions due tomorrow

There’s once again no new local cases of coronavirus diagnosed in Queensland overnight, but two infections popped up in hotel quarantine.

Both are return overseas travellers who are already in hotel quarantine, with authorities saying they’re not concerned.

It’s understood they’re now both in hospital on the Gold Coast.


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Queensland Health was also pleased with an increase in testing, with 7990 people coming forward in the last 24 hours.

It means Brisbane is just two days away from having restrictions further eased, after going into a snap three day lockdown and a further ten days of limited gathering and mask wearing laws.

Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has thanked Brisbane residents for cooperating.

“Thank you for people across Greater Brisbane, for continuing to comply with the directives.

“We’re really pleased to see how many people are wearing their masks and complying. Even in areas where it’s not mandated.

“So Queenslanders have certainly got the message that where you can’t socially distance, they are wearing their masks and we thank them for that,” Minister D’Ath said.

Meantime, the numbers of border refusals are slightly down, with police only turning back 26 people over the last 24 hours.

While the Premier is working on her pitch to National Cabinet on Friday, hoping to convince the country to look at quarantining overseas travellers in mining camps.

The Chief Health Officer has also addressed the positive sewage results on the Gold Coast, saying she’s not too concerned about the results.

“They’re now both in hospital. And we now have 25 active cases and a lot of testing is being done in the last 24 hours, which is excellent.

“We have got some positive sewerage results in the Gold Coast, which is to be expected given all of these cases that we’ve seen down there in hotel quarantine,” Doctor Jeanette Young said.

Related article: More COVID fragments found in Gold Coast wastewater

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