Queensland records four new local coronavirus cases, new restrictions for south-east of state

| 28.09,21. 04:19 PM |

Queensland records four new local coronavirus cases, new restrictions for south-east of state


Queensland records four new local COVID-19 cases

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.
Suncorp Stadium (pictured) could lose the NRL Grand Final to Townsvile if a coronavirus outbreak materialises in Brisbane.
Suncorp Stadium (pictured) is set to host Sunday's NRL Grand FInal. (Getty)
Health authorities were alerted to the case of the aviation worker yesterday, with the mystery case putting the city on high alert ahead of Sunday's NRL Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young is looking closely at case numbers with regards to a snap lockdown and the NRL Grand Final.
The next 48 hours would be crucial for both, she said.
She said a lockdown remained at this stage unlikely but "of course I always consider a lockdown and then I work through what we need to do".
"I do not think a lockdown is warranted (right now)," Dr Young said.
Asked about the NRL final, Dr Young said she would review case data every morning to see how this potential Delta outbreak evolves.
"We will see what happens over the next few days."
She also just confirmed the truck driver was unvaccinated.
9News sports reporter Danny Weidler has reported any contingency move to host the match in Townsville is unlikely at this stage.
Suncorp Stadium is due to welcome 45,000 fans if the decider goes ahead.

Changes for aged care, truck drivers

Ms Palaszczuk foreshadowed some potential restrictions, including mask-wearing, at venues such as "aged care facilities, disability settings and corrective services" which will be announced in the full Queensland COVID-19 briefing this morning.
There are also 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.

Mystery case has links to aviation

Queensland contact tracers are racing to track down the source of the aviation case, which was detected late yesterday.
The man, aged in his 30s, appears to have visited a childcare centre, furniture shop and a McDonald's in Brisbane's north and a company in the city's south specialising in vehicle seating.
Health authorities said the man worked in the aviation industry but had not recently travelled outside of the state.
Officials are investigating how he was infected.
"We urge all Queenslanders to check the contact tracing website and follow the health advice if you've been to any of these locations," Queensland Health said in a statement issued last night.
One of the new cases in Queensland was a returned traveller from East Timor.
That person had three negative tests in hotel quarantine and then tested positive five days after leaving hotel quarantine.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said her team is trying to establish if the positive result is a case of "late shedding".
The aviation worker, the first mystery case detected late yesterday, and his wife are both in hospital.
They live in Eatons Hill, a suburb in the Moreton Bay Region.
The fourth case, a truck driver, was in the community for eight days while infectious.
He stayed at three different places, two hotels in Spring Hill and a boarding house in Stevens Road in South Brisbane, Dr Young said.
Track and trace teams are now investigating all three venues.

Brisbane exposure sites

  • Rocklea: Seats 'R' Us, Thursday, September 23, 11.15am-11.45am | Close contact
  • Eatons Hill: Mother Duck Childcare & Kindergarten, Thursday, September 23 September,7.25am-8am | Casual contact
  • Aspley: Freedom Furniture Aspley, Thursday, September 23, 4.40pm-5pm | Casual contact
  • Albany Creek: McDonalds Albany Creek Drive Thru, Thursday, September, 5.05am-5.10am | Low risk contact

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