Queensland reviews one new native case of coronavirus, shuts border to Victoria
Queensland will shut its border to individuals from Victoria from 1am Saturday, because the southern state’s coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold.
Queensland recorded one new regionally acquired case on Friday, the mom of a 12-year-old boy who frolicked in the USA and accomplished quarantine in Sydney earlier than flying to Brisbane.
She’d been in hospital along with her son since he examined optimistic and Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there isn’t a threat to the group. The boy’s father has additionally examined optimistic.
The household has been confirmed to have the Delta pressure that’s circulating in Sydney and has despatched that metropolis into lockdown.
Ms Palaszczuk stated the only real case reported on Friday was implausible information, and simply what authorities had been hoping for.
She stated Queensland had no alternative however to declare Victoria a hotspot, because of the worsening state of affairs there.
“Anybody returning after that point must do 14 days of obligatory quarantine,” the premier stated.
She informed Queenslanders: “Don’t go to NSW, don’t go to Victoria throughout this era.”
Chief Well being Officer Jeannette Younger stated NSW authorities will now have to find out how the 12-year-old boy who introduced the virus to Brisbane turned contaminated throughout quarantine.
Dr Younger says 62 contacts of that household have been recognized.
She is continuous to attempt to decide the supply of a 3rd case that was reported on Thursday, involving a girl who works as a supervisor at one of many boarding gates on the Brisbane Worldwide Airport.
Up to now no entire matches have been discovered by way of genomic sequencing so the supply of that an infection stays a thriller, however it’s undoubtedly the Delta pressure.
Up to now 45 shut and informal contacts of that airport employee have been recognized, and they’re being carefully monitored and are isolating.
Dr Younger says exams have confirmed that the household of three and the airport employee are new outbreaks, and never linked to different outbreaks that despatched southeast Queensland and Townsville right into a snap three-day lockdown simply over a fortnight in the past.