COVID-19

Qld records one new local case

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new case was a teenage student from St Thomas More College in south Brisbane but stressed authorities “are not concerned at all” about the threat to the community.The cluster, which emerged in a family of five last week, is under control according to chief health officer Jeannette Young.Queensland has contained repeated threats of Delta variant cases as the top doctor urges residents to protect themselves against an inevitable outbreak.“We could have another case come into Queensland at any time,” Dr Young told reporters on Tuesday morning.“So could everyone please continue to do that work and come forward and get tested.“It doesn’t matter where you live in the state because this could pop up anywhere.”Ms Palaszczuk said the recent outbreaks proved the highly infectious variant of the virus was a threat to younger Queenslanders as the vaccine became available to children on Monday.About 9000 children aged 12-15 had been administered a Pfizer dose on the first day of availability, while another 15,000 had made bookings.“If you’re a parent and you have a child who’s between that age group, they are now eligible for Pfizer and I urge you to go ahead and do this,” the Premier said.“It’s happening around the world.”More than 1000 Queenslanders remain in home isolation after being exposed to known infections in the community in recent days.Queensland Health has issued alerts for dozens of high-risk venues across the city’s south and urged residents to stay up to date with locations of concern.The full list can be found here.

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