Covid-19 returns to Queensland with mystery case of coronavirus


Premier Gladys Berejiklian has revealed important details on how and when COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed in NSW. Video / Sky News Australia

Queensland has reported a case of COVID-19 in the community, with the source of the infection still a mystery.

Queensland Health said the man is in his 30s and works in aviation.

A public health warning has been issued for locations in Eatons Hill, Aspley and Albany Creek on the north side of Brisbane, as well as for a truck seating business in Rockley, south of the city.

Mother Duck Day Care and Kindergarten in Eaton Hill were identified as an accidental contact site Thursday morning.

The man has not traveled interstate or overseas recently.

The last known case of community transmission in Brisbane dates back a few weeks and was linked to a group of Sunnybanks on the south side of the city.

Brisbane is just days away from hosting the NRL Grand Final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Penrith Panthers.

It comes as Queensland Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk previously hinted at revised modeling as the state’s path to reopening for the people of New South Wales and Victoria this week.


Palaszczuk is under pressure to embark on a plan to reopen the state borders.

Over the weekend, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he did not understand why Australians “should be separated from each other” if 80% of the population is vaccinated.

He said the prime minister must abide by the national plan so that Australians can “get their lives back” by Christmas.

“It is important that we move forward. We cannot stay in second gear. We have to step up a gear to live with the virus… This is where we need to be, ”Morrison said.

More than two-thirds of eligible Queenslanders have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 60 is currently eligible for the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in Queensland, with Moderna available from participating chemists.



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