Deputy Premier Steven Miles stated the border exemption unit, which was created “from scratch” to cope with very delicate conditions, didn’t need to be criticised.
“We’ve expanded that unit dramatically,” he stated. “It has grown over time from 40 to 80, now 115 folks.
“That group does their best, and so they don’t need to be criticised by Deb Frecklington.
“I additionally do not assume that any politician ought to be making an attempt to inform them what choices to make.
“They’re clinicians making scientific choices based mostly on the well being and circumstances of people, not on what is perhaps political seize on an election marketing campaign.”
Queensland has had zero circumstances in a single day, conserving the tally of recent circumstances to 3 up to now fortnight.
The state at the moment has a complete of 4 lively circumstances, whereas the full quantity for the reason that pandemic began stays at 1161, with 1,157,573 assessments accomplished.
Mr Miles stated he was happy with the consequence compared to the remainder of the world, with the World Well being Organisation recording 383,359 confirmed circumstances up to now 24 hours.
“Now we have solely managed to cope with this pandemic in addition to we’ve got as a result of our authorities has spent six years rebuilding our frontline providers,” he stated.
The replace got here after 131 folks in Townsville got here ahead for testing on Saturday after a optimistic sewage take a look at for COVID-19.
“We’ll proceed to check the wastewater, and hopefully we’ll get a damaging consequence and it’s all clear,” Mr Miles stated.
“However I believe the final time I used to be in Townsville, it will have been greater than 160 days or one thing since they’d had a neighborhood case, in order that’s the explanation why we’re involved.”
-with Toby Crockford
Jocelyn Garcia is a journalist on the Brisbane Instances, overlaying breaking information.
Lydia Lynch is Queensland political reporter for the Brisbane Instances