Queensland has recorded no new instances because the state stays on excessive alert for the extremely contagious UK mutant pressure.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed on Sunday that 147 shut contacts of the lodge cleaner have now been recognized with 112 returning a destructive outcome.
Whereas she and the state’s chief well being officer Dr Jeannette Younger had been happy to report zero new instances, well being authorities stay on excessive alert after a second case of the UK pressure was detected in a girl who flew from Melbourne to Brisbane on a Jetstar flight on January 5.
The Premier thanked Higher Brisbane residents for doing the correct factor and staying at residence, leaving town’s streets abandoned.
Queensland stays on excessive alert regardless of recording zero new coronavirus instances on Sunday. Pictured is a healthcare employee at a testing clinic in Brisbane
‘Can I remind individuals, should you do have to go to the retailers to get a loaf of bread or some milk, put your masks on and you’ll go and do this,’ Ms Palaszczuk stated.
‘If you wish to do a little bit of train, please put your masks on and you’ll go right into a stroll round your neighbourhood.
‘It’s a stunning day on the market, so please be at liberty to go and do these few issues.
‘However this has been a extremely nice response from individuals within the larger Brisbane neighborhood, and we have to stick with it.
Dr Younger urged Queenslanders to proceed to come ahead after greater than 19,000 exams had been carried out on Saturday.
‘The extra we are able to do this, then we all know that we do not have these chains of transmission occurring that we do not find out about,’ she stated.
Seven returned travellers in Queensland lodge quarantine have the UK pressure whereas one other has the South African variant.
‘It’s too early to truly say what this new virus means,’ Younger stated.
‘That is the primary time we have seen it in our neighborhood in Australia, we all know what has been occurring within the UK, however it is rather exhausting to unravel, as a result of they got here from a distinct place to us.
Authorities stay on excessive alert after an contaminated case was launched from lodge quarantine in Melbourne after simply 10 days regardless of arriving from the UK on Boxing Day.
She arrived in Brisbane on January 5 on Jetstar flight JQ570 at 11pm after which travelled to Maleny on the Sunshine Coast the place her dad and mom dwell.
Higher Brisbane will stay in lockdown till 6pm Monday. Pictured is a lifeguard at a abandoned South Financial institution Seashore on Saturday
Native residents at the moment are on excessive alert and have been urged to get examined after the lady Woolworths, bottle store and pizza cafe whereas infectious.
She visited Cappriccios Italian Pizza Restaurant on January 6 between 6.30pm and 7pm, Purple Palate Cellars between 4.15pm and 4.25pm on January 7 and Maleny Woolworths on January 7 between 4.30pm and 4.50pm.
Queensland Well being has urged anybody who was on the venues when the lady was there to get examined and self-isolate till they obtain a destructive outcome.
As soon as arriving again in Brisbane the lady examined constructive to Covid-19 – prompting the protocols for lodge quarantine to alter, nationally.
These in lodge quarantine now have to hold out the total 14-day keep below new protocols introduced on Friday, and every particular person can be examined earlier than leaving.
Contact tracing is being carried out for passengers who had been close to the lady on the Jetstar flight.
The Premier has thanked Brisbane residents for staying at residence since 6pm Friday. Pictured is a police officer on a motorbike patrolling the abandoned streets
Residents within the council areas of Brisbane, Logan, Ipswich, Moreton Bay and Redlands should keep at residence till 6pm on Monday aside from important work and purchasing, train, to entry healthcare or take care of the susceptible.
As Queenslanders eye a return to ‘regular’ life from Monday night, Dr Younger has to date been non-committal.
‘We have now to attend and see. I do know it is irritating for individuals, and I apologise for that, however we have now to take this day-to-day,’ she stated on Saturday.
‘Something is a risk, however I will not say how doubtless any situation is. We have seen that for the time being down in Sydney with some very prolonged intervals after which one other case pop up. We have now to take every day and get one of the best data we are able to.
A call about lockdown can be introduced on Monday morning.