Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaking to reporters

Queensland has recorded one new local case of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the COVID-positive person was a female student from St Thomas More College in Sunnybank, which was linked to a known cluster.The student has been in home quarantine.Ms Palaszczuk said there was also a second case in a person who had arrived from … Read more

SA to return to some dancing, stand-up drinking as COVID-19 testing requirements for Queensland travellers dropped

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South Australians will be able to stand up and drink in beer gardens and other outdoor venues from Thursday, with the state’s authorities also set to ease COVID-19 testing requirements for travellers from south-east Queensland.Key points:Dancing will be allowed for up to 50 people at private functionsPeople will be able to stand up and drink … Read more

Queensland records zero local COVID-19 cases as authorities monitor response to northern NSW case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at Logan COVID-19 vaccination centre

Queensland has recorded zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and one was detected in hotel quarantine.Key points:Authorities are monitoring the state’s border bubble with NSW after a positive case in the Byron Bay areaShe says she will wait to hear an update from NSW before making any changes to the border statusThe Premier described reports of Queensland … Read more

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland records zero locally acquired cases of COVID-19, two detected in hotel quarantine

Queensland has recorded zero new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as authorities look into contact tracing efforts after an infected traveller transited through Brisbane Airport on their way to the Northern Territory.Key points:The traveller spent four hours in transit at Brisbane Airport while infectiousPremier Annastacia Palaszczuk is confident Queensland has ticked over to 60 per cent with a … Read more

Queensland records no new COVID-19 cases as ‘super Pfizer weekend’ sees vaccination rates soar

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

There have been no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as people turn out in large numbers to get vaccinated at walk-in hubs. The state also detected no new cases in hotel quarantine, making it a “double donut” day.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Saturday was a record day for vaccinations in Queensland, with 31,004 jabs … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired case of COVID-19

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Queensland has detected one new locally acquired case of COVID-19, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.The case was a student at St Thomas More College, which was linked to the Sunnybank cluster, and was in home quarantine, the Premier said.Ms Palaszczuk told state Parliament the student was not infectious in the community.”That student is in home quarantine and has not … Read more

Queensland records no new locally acquired COVID-19 cases as vaccination rollout extended to welcome walk-ins

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk speaks about COVID-19 in Parliament

Queensland has recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 as the state government revealed the vaccination rollout will be expanded to encourage walk-ins this weekend.Key points:Hubs across Queensland will allow walk-in vaccinations this weekendQueenslanders aged 60 or older can now opt for the Pfizer vaccineAn extra 189,455 Pfizer doses arrived in Queensland this weekPremier Annastacia … Read more

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Queensland records two locally acquired COVID-19 cases in Brisbane students linked to Sunnybank cluster

Two Brisbane school students have tested positive to COVID-19 but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says authorities are a “lot more comfortable” about the state’s most recent outbreak.Key points:The cases from the Sunnybank cluster have been in home quarantine38 per cent of eligible Queenslanders are now fully vaccinatedThe vaccination program has opened for 12- to 15-year-oldsMs Palaszczuk said the local … Read more

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination introduced for Queensland health workers

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Queensland Health Workers must get at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 30 and be fully inoculated by the end of October.Key points:Health Minister Yvette D’Ath announced the mandate this morningShe said measured would be taken to address unvaccinated health workersSome measures include re-deployment in different roles for those not wanting to get … Read more

Queensland records no new cases of COVID-19

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 … Read more

Australia’s Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

Australia's Queensland state warns of possible COVID-19 lockdown

A lone man sits at a deserted Federation Square on the first day of a lockdown, as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra SandersAustralia tops 2,000 cases for first timePolice fine former PM Abbott for not wearing maskCANBERRA, Sept … Read more

Queensland records one new locally acquired COVID-19 case, check-in app to include vaccination details

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk at press conference in Crestmead factory

Queensland has recorded one new case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was detected in the 10-year-old brother of a four-year-old child from Beenleigh who tested positive last week.It comes as the Premier confirmed Queensland Check-In app will soon have the ability to show if someone has been vaccinated.”We’re working … Read more