Emergency bid to contain QLD cluster

Brisbane residents will have access to urgent COVID-19 testing even when asymptomatic as fears grow over a cluster in the city. Queensland has confirmed 10 cases of the highly infectious UK COVID-19 strain, four locally acquired, plunging Greater Brisbane into a snap three-day lockdown. Federal...

Four new COVID cases in Qld

Queensland has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to Monday morning. While six are overseas acquired cases, four were the result of community transmission. The worrying development has triggered a snap three-day lockdown for Greater Brisbane from 5pm on Monday. Chief...

NSW identifies QLD close contacts

NSW Health has identified close contacts related to Queensland’s COVID-19 outbreak as it gets in touch with more than 20,000 returned travellers. NSW Health says it is in the process of contacting more than 20,000 people who have recently returned from Queensland as that state’s...

NSW identifies nine QLD close contacts

NSW Health says it is in the process of contacting more than 20,000 people who have recently returned from Queensland as that state’s latest coronavirus outbreak evolves. The travellers who returned on flights between March 20 and 26 are being contacted via email and SMS...

Vow to find man missing off Qld beach

A friend of the 21-year-old man missing off a Queensland beach has vowed that efforts to locate him will continue until he is found. A search and rescue mission is underway to find a young man who went missing in waters off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast....

Why Qld hasn’t gone into lockdown

Unlike the previous COVID-19 outbreak, Queensland has not gone into lockdown this time. That’s because of one important difference. Southeast Queenslanders who feared another lockdown breathed a collective sigh of relief on Sunday. State government officials called a press conference to announce they had found...

Why Qld hasn’t gone into lockdown this time

Southeast Queenslanders who feared another lockdown breathed a collective sigh of relief on Sunday. State government officials called a press conference to announce they had found a likely transmission link that is key to tracing a new outbreak of the British variant of COVID-19. That...