Ipswich and Greater Brisbane will begin a snap three-day lockdown from 5pm on Monday afternoon. Breaking Ipswich faces lockdown after new virus cases
30 March, 2021, 18:19
Greater Brisbane has been declared a COVID-19 hotspot for the goal of Commonwealth support.
"The more people that can be vaccinated, particularly those in very vulnerable groups, the more we will be happy that small outbreaks can be controlled", Professor Kelly said.
Just when we thought that things were going back to normal, Covid is back with vengeance. "I don't want to see that happen to Queensland, I don't want to see that happen to Australia".
Altogether, there are 78 active cases of coronavirus across the state.
Two of Queensland's new cases are still under investigation and may be linked to a separate cluster, linked with a PA Hospital doctor.
"If you're in quarantine already you are not presenting any threat of transmission to the wider community, so you can wait until tomorrow to get tested, that's absolutely fine".
One reader told Canberra Weekly they waited more than three hours at the EPIC testing site today after returning from Greater Brisbane on 11 March.
About 2.5 million people in Greater Brisbane were ordered into a snap three-day lockdown on Monday afternoon.
The new public health direction comes into effect at 6pm tonight and mirrors the three-day lockdown announced for Brisbane earlier today.
"We just have to take this day by day, " Ms Palaszczuk said.
"The big question will be whether or not we see unlinked community transmission".
"We do anticipate that we will probably see more cases today".
"We apologise to the Gladstone community for the delay in opening of the new COVID-19 testing clinic at the Blain Drive sporting complex", the spokeswoman said.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young has left open the door to expand the lockdown to other regions.
'The message here is that people should be on alert, no matter where they are in Queensland, ' Dr Young said.
Under the new rules, any health worker who has not completed their vaccine schedule will not be allowed to work with COVID patients.
The state opposition supports the move but said it should have happened sooner, criticising the vaccine rollout as sluggish.
"It stands to reason that maybe if these staff had been vaccinated (or) not been treating COVID-positive cases, then we might not be in a lockdown", shadow health minister Ros Bates said.
Six are close contacts of confirmed cases.
"We're asking everybody to be alert, to make sure you get tested if you have the mildest of symptoms and, of course, if you've been to Brisbane since 20 March, please make sure you continue to update yourself on the venues which the Queensland Government have stated have been attended by infected persons", Ms Berejiklian said.
The second cluster, responsible for five infections, is linked to a nurse from the same hospital who travelled to Byron Bay with her sister for what appears to be a hen's party.
A close contact, and another five people who went to a hen's party with the pair in Byron Bay, tested positive in Brisbane and the Gold Coast overnight.
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Pfizer joins Moderna and AstraZeneca in testing their vaccines in younger children, while Johnson & Johnson has plans to follow. Central, state government hospitals, selected private hospitals and public buildings have been converted to vaccination centres.
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