A women is seen walking along the New Farm Riverwalk in Brisbane
29 March, 2021, 05:19
"And that is of now concern to Queensland Health and of course concern to me".
"I know this will mean some disruption to people's lives but we've done this before and we've got through it over those three days in the past and if everyone does the right thing I'm sure that we will be able to get through it again".
"This will also enable our health authorities to get on top of the contact tracing". Anyone who has been in Brisbane since March 20 will also come under the restrictions.
Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said two new coronavirus testing facilities would be opened at Brisbane's Eight Mile Plains and Coomera on the Gold Coast.
"We have had over 11,000 tests in the last 24 hours so we thank everyone for coming forward for those tests and we want that to continue", she said.
She said during a press conference this morning two colleagues of one of the recent cases tested positive yesterday.
"For the rest of the state outside the five local government areas that make up greater Brisbane I am asking that you wear a mask when you can't physically distance when you are inside and in public transport", Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young said.
"We would like to rule out every single possibility here; the sooner that everyone does this (get tested), the better we will be", she said. Anyone who visited one of the listed venues, including BWS and Dan Murphy's bottle shops in Strathpine, is instructed to get tested for COVID today.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young is scheduled to brief the Premier about the unfolding emergency today and further announcements are expected.
The number of worldwide flight arrivals will be halved, to ease pressure on hospitals also dealing with a surge in Covid-19 cases from neighbouring Papua New Guinea.
It is not yet clear exactly when the pair visited or which venues they attended, only that they were infectious at the time.
"We will need to wait for genome sequencing results".
The Eatons Hill Hotel has also been identified as a location of concern linked to the Strathpine case.
In a health advice issued overnight, QLD Health said that the man from the city's north "hosted a gathering of around 25 people at his home between being instructed to isolate and getting his positive test results".
New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT have declared the two Queensland council areas as hotspots.
The lockdown restrictions will be reviewed on Wednesday night.
Ms Palaszczuk said the next two days were "critical".
"What we do know is that cafes and restaurants are higher risk, people are sitting there for a period of time, what we have lent the last 24 hours is that this gentleman had been at the restaurant for nearly three hours", she said.
Interstate travel to and from Brisbane will now be restricted until it's no longer listed as a virus hotspot.
"It was important information that we put out, based on the facts we had at the time, because if we had not, and that had gone out in some other way, then we would not be transparent about what we knew".
The government will also allow gyms to offer outdoor fitness classes, training and personal training as of Monday. The province added 2,169 cases on Friday with seventy-eight per cent in the hot spots around the GTHA and Ottawa.
Those showers will push into the parts of the Valley later this morning bringing scattered showers for the Shoals through midday. The forecasted conditions for fire weather include strong gusting winds and low humidity across the region.
Another 15,657 cases have screened positive with a mutation detected, but the lineage for the variant strain not yet sequenced. We now have 894 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with 332 people in the ICU and 212 in the ICU on a ventilator.
Ms Harris will likely rely on her experience as senator from California, a border state, to inform her diplomatic efforts. Harris said the job "will not be easy, but it is important work, it is work that we demand as a people of our country".
Brussels and London have both laid claim to vaccine stocks in an AstraZeneca factory in the Netherlands. A European official described the EU export authorisation mechanism as "a loaded gun under the table".
According to the Weather Channel , the west Georgia town of Newnan had also seen significant storm damage as of Thursday night. Images shared on social media much of the devastation and destruction left after the tornado hit the state.
It has again made Myanmar the focus of global scrutiny as security forces have repeatedly fired into crowds of protesters. Up through Friday, the Association of Political Prisoners had verified 328 people killed in the post-coup crackdown.
Around 11:20 p.m. on Friday, police officers responded to multiple gunshots in the oceanfront resort area of Virginia Beach. The officer was placed on administrative assignment pending an investigation, per standard procedure, the department said.
A total of 82.85 million vaccine doses were given by Tuesday, China's National Health Commission said on Wednesday. China delivered a first batch of donated Sinovac vaccines to the Philippines on February 28.
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