Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19.”This is the best result we could have hoped for,” Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young confirmed the outbreak came from New South Wales.”We got confirmation that two of the three gentlemen who crossed the border from NSW into Queensland and then one of them went and stayed with this family … we did get confirmation yesterday that two of those three have tested positive.”I am now confident that’s where the virus came into Queensland to infect those five people.”But, those two people had minimal exposure in Queensland.”So they had not been around and about. So that is good news.”Dr Young announced another overseas-acquired case in Townsville.“There’s been a miner who works in West Africa, who returned home from West Africa and went home to Charters Towers and Townsville and tested positive, but I’m very, very confident that’s a historical case,” she said.Dr Young said investigations would continue into the case and he is being tested again. Mr Miles warned that Queenslanders were not out of the woods yet.“We need to continue to monitor the situation, particularly south of the river,” he said.Vaccinations offered at NRL gameDr Young urged Queenslanders to follow restrictions and keep taking precautions like proper social distancing and mask wearing.”We won’t need to do it for too much longer, because soon we’ll have everyone vaccinated, so please keep coming forward and getting vaccinated,” she said.More than 18,000 doses were administered in Queensland yesterday.”Thank you for over 18,000 people coming forward. That is a great result [and] we’re hoping for another big day today. In fact, we’re offering vaccinations at the NRL game at Rockhampton today, so let’s see how many footy fans come forward and get vaccinated,” Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said.More to come.

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