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New Qld Covid cases as Victoria records none

It comes after two cases were confirmed on Thursday after a man returned home to Melbourne from Sydney and later tested positive.The man’s co-worker at a southwest Melbourne dry cleaner tested positive later on Thursday.As a result, new Covid-19 exposure sites have been identified by the Victorian Health Department.The first case, a man in his 60s, returned from Sydney on Sunday night. While in Sydney, he attended a party at his daughter’s house that has been deemed a “superspreader” event.In the past 24 hours, 18,019 vaccine doses were administered and 21,991 test results were conducted.Victoria’s travel permit system has also classified Greater Sydney, Central Coast, Shellharbour, Blue Mountains and Wollongong as red zones.This prevents non-Victorians from entering the state.Despite two cases, Victoria has eased restrictions in Melbourne following its recent snap lockdown.NSW Covid Exposure SitesIt came as Queensland recorded two new locally acquired Covid-19 cases, as the state watches the situation in southern states closely.The new infections were both already in quarantine during their infectious period, according to the state’s chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young.“So I’m not concerned about that,” she told reporters, revealing both were connected to the flight attendant who contracted the virus while in hotel quarantine at the Four Points Hotel.Health authorities said it was likely the two new infections were infected at the Portuguese Family Centre or were with the flight attendant on the weekend at retail stores.Dr Young urged any shoppers who visited the DFO on Saturday between 4 and 4.30pm to come forward and get tested.

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