Premier pleads with Queenslanders to get the jab as state records new local case
Queensland has recorded one new COVID-19 case, the mother of a young child who is also infected with the virus.
The woman, and her four-year-old daughter, are close contacts of a Windaroo truck driver.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it was “low risk” because the woman was already isolating.
“We are not worried about this case … it’s the mother of the 4-year-old girl so they are already in isolation, so that’s fantastic news.”
The woman had tested negative twice before testing positive.
She says now is the “window of opportunity” to get vaccinated and implored anyone who was eligible to get vaccinated.
“This is an emergency to go and get vaccinated.”
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young says there are now 1000 families in isolation, although she said authorities had gotten on top of the case quickly.
“We don’t at this stage know the spread through that childcare centre.”
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There have also been two new NSW cases who have been in Queensland while infectious.
One is a Qantas pilot, who lives in a rural property towards Kingaroy.
The fully vaccinated man flew to Brisbane, visited his mother, and then flew to Hong Kong.
Dr Young said they were working to determine where he became infected, although his contacts are negative so far.
A truck driver from NSW has also tested positive to COVID-19, who was positive in the community in Queensland for two days.
It’s the third truck driver to become infected this week.
The truck driver spent two days in Archerfield and Coopers Plains while infectious, between September 2 and 3.
People are being urged to check the health website for details, and follow the advice.
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