Snap lockdown avoided as Queensland records four new COVID cases
Queensland has avoided a snap lockdown after recording four locally-acquired cases of coronavirus overnight.
Of greatest concern, a truck driver who was staying at Adalong Guesthouse in South Brisbane has tested positive and is believed to have spent a week in the community while infectious.
He has stayed at three separate accommodations while infectious.
A fully-vaccinated aviation worker who was reported last night is also included in today’s numbers, along with his wife.
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young says it’s likely he came into contact with an infectious international aviation worker.
She’s waiting on genomic sequencing to return to confirm this theory.
He has been active in the community while infectious since September 23 and some venues he visited have been listed as exposure sites by Queensland Health already.
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Finally, a person who completed their 14-day hotel quarantine has since tested positive.
The Boondall vaccination hub will be accepting walk-ins today.
While the state has not been plunged into a snap lockdown, mask mandates which were relaxed earlier this week will return for the next two weeks in the Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions.
Visits will be suspended for aged care homes, hospitals and prisons for anyone who has been in the Brisbane or Moreton Bay regions in the last 14 days.
In response to the infected truck driver, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says all truck drivers will need to be full vaccinated by November 15 to enter Queensland.
A pop-up roadside vaccination hub will be set up at Tugun today, expected to give 200 jabs per day.
Nine News reporter Tim Arvier joined Scott Emerson on 4BC Drive.
He said there were two clusters of concern to authorities.
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