No new native COVID-19 circumstances in Qld as border shuts to Melbourne travellers

Queensland well being authorities have detected no new circumstances of domestically transmitted COVID-19 from greater than 7000 assessments, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed, because the state closes its border to travellers from better Melbourne.

However two individuals who had not too long ago returned from abroad and had been staying in lodge quarantine had been found to have the virus, because the state’s newest hotspot declaration — in response to the rising Vacation Inn cluster — took impact from 1am.

In an replace posted to social media on Saturday morning, Ms Palaszczuk stated 7597 assessments had been carried out previously 24 hours as contact tracers labored to succeed in some 1500 people who had travelled into the state through Melbourne’s Tullamarine airport.

Appearing Chief Well being Officer Sonya Bennett stated on Friday the choice to shut the border for no less than 14 days to better Melbourne was to permit contact tracers to get began on working by way of these individuals.