Queensland records one locally acquired COVID-19 case linked to Sunnybank cluster



Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired COVID-19 case.Key points:The case was detected in a child on the final day of home quarantineTwo pop-up vaccine clinics will be set up at Lang Park ahead of the NRL preliminary finalsQueensland’s tourism industry will be given a $30 million support package to attract interstate visitorsThe case is linked to the Sunnybank cluster and was detected in home quarantine.Speaking from her electorate on Brisbane’s northern bayside, Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the virus was detected in a child who tested positive on day 14 of quarantine.”That shows it is so important when people are isolating, they do their full 14 days,” she said.”We thank the family. We know this is difficult to get a test result like this right at the end of your quarantine period.”Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Lynne McKinlay said it was unfortunate the family would have to continue their quarantine. LIVE UPDATES: Read our blog for the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic”I would like to thank that family and all the families that have been involved,” Dr McKinlay said.”What we know is that by staying home, by staying in quarantine, they have kept many, many people safe.”More than 2,000 people were part of that group who had to stay home with their families so we’re very grateful they did that.”Vaccine push at footy finalsDr McKinlay said two pop-up vaccination clinics would be operating at Lang Park for the NRL preliminary finals tonight.Queensland COVID-19 snapshotIn the past 24 hours:Locally acquired cases: 1Other sources: 0Tests: 9,729Queensland’s vaccine roll-out (percentage of those eligible):First dose: 62.80 per centSecond dose: 43.96 per centLatest information from Queensland Health.”We’ve also extended the hours for the Brisbane Convention Centre for vaccinations this evening until 8:00pm,” she said.”If people are going to South Bank for Riverfire they’ll be able to go to the Brisbane Convention Centre, walk in and get a vaccination as well.”More than 22,000 doses of COVID 19 vaccines were delivered across state-run vaccine hubs yesterday.This brings Queensland to 62.8 per cent of people aged over 16 years who have received their first dose of vaccine and 43.96 per cent now have had their second dose. Queensland has now administered some 4.5 million vaccine doses, while a total of 19 COVID-19 cases are active across the state.Want more local news?We offer tailored front pages for local audiences in each state and territory. Find out how to opt in for more Queensland news.Read moreMs D’Ath said the state government had agreed with the Commonwealth to set aside $70 million as part of the $600 million support package to go to large and small businesses.”$30 million will go to Queensland’s iconic tourism attractions,” Ms D’Ath said.”So our big attractions that attract interstate arrivals — our theme parks, but also our Great Barrier Reef attractions.”People from Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory of course are still able to come here without quarantining and holiday so we went to attract these people.”Ms D’Ath said $40 million would go towards grants for eligible small and medium tourism businesses.Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume.WatchDuration: 29 minutes 27 seconds29m Outbreak: How Australia lost control of the Delta variantWhat you need to know about coronavirus:Loading form…



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