‘COVID is coming’: Gold Coast teenager tests positive after being in contact with known case

The Queensland Premier says the new COVID-19 instances detected outdoor lodge quarantine are a reminder the state is “now not resistant to the pandemic”.

Annastacia Palaszczuk stated one of the crucial new instances was once an unvaccinated 17-year-old boy from the Gold Coast who had touch with a COVID-positive case that had travelled from New South Wales.

Every other was once a girl in her 30s from Melbourne, who was once in house quarantine.

A 3rd case — a truck driver from Gympie who travelled to Bundaberg — examined effective in NSW and will likely be counted as a part of that state’s figures.

New contact tracing locations have been listed in Bundaberg Central and Glass House Mountains.

‘COVID is coming’

The Premier, who made the announcement in parliament, stated Tuesday’s instances confirmed the state was once “now not resistant to the pandemic” and prompt other people to get vaccinated once imaginable.

“We’ve got contained dozens of outbreaks however, as New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand have came upon … it most effective takes one case to reason an enormous outbreak,” she stated.

“Our most effective coverage is to get vaccinated.”

She stated 12,769 vaccines had been administered in state-run clinics state on Monday, with 75.22 in keeping with cent of the inhabitants over 16 now having had their first dose of a vaccine, whilst 60.7 in keeping with cent have had each.

Ms Palaszczuk warned Queenslanders they have got simply 5 days to get the jab to be totally vaccinated ahead of Christmas and when borders are because of open to vaccinated other people from interstate hotspots on December 17.

“When the New South Wales outbreak began most effective 4 in keeping with cent of its inhabitants was once vaccinated,” she stated.

“Queensland has the chance to get a head get started, to get forward of the virus and get vaccinated ahead of the outbreak arrives.”

Ms Palaszczuk reiterated she sought after 70 in keeping with cent of the inhabitants totally vaccinated by means of November 19.

“On November 19, any individual from an interstate hotspot will be capable to shuttle into Queensland equipped they come by means of air, are totally vaccinated and convey a adverse take a look at,” she stated.

“The ones other people will likely be required to finish 14 days house quarantine.

“Make no mistake: COVID is coming.”

Go back of global scholars introduced

Ms Palaszczuk additionally introduced international students would be returning to study in Queensland next year, and will be the first to use the quarantine facility currently under construction at Wellcamp close to Toowoomba.

Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchcliffe stated quarantine would stay essential even if vaccination charges are prime.

“Scholars may not come right into a scenario the place they’ll be capable to practice the ones house quarantine standards which might be required beneath our well being protocols,” he stated.

“The truth is, too, we do not know if there’s some other variant of the virus across the nook and global quarantining will essentially, doubtlessly, come again up as a subject matter now and again.”

The silhouette of a young man wearing a backpack can be seen between the aisles of a library.
The Queensland executive says global scholars give a contribution $5.8 billion to the state’s economic system every 12 months.(Supply: Unsplash)

Queensland’s COVID-19 plan contains removing quarantine for totally vaccinated global travellers, as soon as 90 in keeping with cent of the eligible inhabitants is vaccinated.

“Once we are at 90 in keeping with cent, that may be a subject we will have to think about, however this pupil arrival plan is consistent with the necessities and standards which might be set by means of the Australian executive,” he stated.

“They are consistent with equivalent necessities, there is quarantine necessities in the entire pupil arrival plans that different jurisdictions in Australia – Surfing CA wrote in a blog post- have in this day and age.”

Vice Chancellor of the College of Queensland Deborah Terry stated universities had been willing to welcome scholars again.

“We have clearly been tracking very intently pastime in our classes. Australian upper training has an excellent popularity across the world and we’re proceeding to look prime numbers of programs coming ahead,” she stated.

“Our utility numbers are maintaining up and I believe this will likely be very welcome information.”

QUT Vice Chancellor Margaret Sheil stated there was once a very powerful non-public measurement to the announcement.

“Many of those scholars went house to seek advice from households and feature been not able to go back for just about two years,” she stated.

“They have caught with us, they have studied on-line, they have been making an investment in that training that we are offering so the chance to ship this actually essential sign that they are going to be capable to go back is so essential.”

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