Qld records three new cases

Queensland has recorded three new local coronavirus cases, all linked to the Indooroopilly cluster in Brisbane’s western suburbs,

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new cases were all in home quarantine and not out and about in the community.

So far there have been no new cases in Cairns following fears about an unvaccinated 60-year-old taxi driver, who had tested positive for COVID-19, and had been infectious in the community for 10 days.

“We have 155 active cases, 13,271 people in home quarantine across Queensland. Thank you for doing the right thing there. We have given over 11,000 vaccines in the past 24 hours,” she said.

Dr Jeannette Young said any Queenslander who had been in the four LGAs now in lockdown near Byron Bay must also do 14 days home quarantine.

Despite earlier reports the 50-year-old man from Sydney, who went to Byron Bay while infectious, had travelled to the Gold Coast, this was not the case.

But Annastacia Palaszczuk said only essential workers would be allowed to enter the border bubble between Queensland and NSW.

“There will be an increased police presence on the border to ensure people are complying with the directions that have been given by the NSW government and not crossing into Queensland and vice-versa,” she said.

“We don’t want to see Queenslanders going down there. It is for seven days so let’s all do the right thing.”

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