Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Queensland records four new covid cases, truckers to be jabbed on roadside

A raft of new restrictions have been put back in place across South-East Queensland after four new local coronavirus cases were detected overnight.
Health authorities confirmed one of the new cases was infectious in the community for multiple days.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said “there’s no need to panic” despite the new cases.
Asked by reporters if Queensland was headed for a lockdown, Ms Palaszczuk said: “No, not at this stage.”
Ms Palaszczuk did however confirm restrictions would come into effect for the Brisbane and Moreton Bay LGAs immediately, including carrying a mask whenever you leave home and wearing masks at all indoor public venues and when social distancing isn’t possible.
The premier said anyone who has been to the Brisbane or Moreton Bay LGAs since September 19 cannot visit hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation or detention centres.

The first case is a fully vaccinated man who works in an aviation training facility.
He was infectious in the community for three days and was double-dose vaccinated but only got his second dose several days ago.
The man’s wife has also tested positive.
The third case is truck driver who was living in shared accommodation and was infectious in the community for around a week.
The fourth case completed a full 14 days in hotel quarantine but then tested positive after leaving.
A man in his 50s has also been found dead in a Queensland quarantine hotel overnight.
Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy said the death was “under investigation”.
He could not give further details and said the case would now go to the coroner.
New rules for truck drivers entering Queensland
From October 15, it will be mandatory for all truckies using the freight pass to have had one dose of the vaccine. By November 15, truckies will need to have their second dose or a booking for a second dose.
Queensland is also starting roadside vaccinations for truck drivers from today.

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