Queensland is not registering any new local Covid cases as the restrictions remain in effect for another two weeks
- Queensland has registered zero new community-borne cases of COVID-19
- The state has registered four new cases, but they are in registered hotel quarantine
- Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said the four cases were all international arrivals
- QLD has 75 active cases, which means it has restrictions for the next fourteen days
- Despite that, Mr. Miles said it was a ‘bumper weekend’ for the tour operators
Queensland has registered zero new community transmission cases and four new COVID-19 cases in hotel quarantine.
Queensland has not registered any new cases of locally acquired COVID-19 as desperate tour operators celebrated a ‘bumper’ Easter weekend.
Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said the four new cases are all international arrivals in hotel quarantine.
There were no new cases of community transmission recorded in Queensland, but four international travelers in hotel quarantine tested positive
“That means there is no further communication from the community, which is great news,” said Mr. Miles.
“It underlines that it is better to be in prison for three days than three months.”
The state registered four positive contamination cases in hotel quarantine from travelers returning from Papua New Guinea, two from Lebanon and one from India.
There are currently 75 active cases in the state, with health restrictions remaining in effect for the next two weeks.
They include wearing a mask indoors in public, a 30-person limit for private gatherings, and restrictions on visits to hospitals, prisons, and elderly and disabled facilities.
People have been urged to keep checking the Queensland Health COVID-19 website for updates on contact sites after a historic case was identified as a nurse contracting the virus from a man arriving from Europe last month.
Since there are still 75 active cases, health restrictions remain in effect
The traveler – who became a patient at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane – is now being referred to as the superspreader that led to the latest outbreak in Queensland.
Despite fears of an outbreak, Queensland was celebrating a wave of Easter tourism, Mr Miles said.
“On the positive side, it was a great weekend for our tour operators,” he said.
“About 75,000 people flew to Cairns … mostly from … Sydney and Melbourne, and a lot of full flights arrived Thursday and Friday.”
Hotel occupancy rose to a welcome 90 percent in some areas.
“The Sunshine and Gold Coast were also very busy with Gold Coast Airport’s busiest day on Thursday,” Mr. Miles said.
“So it’s great that Queenslanders and Southerners have supported our tourism regions.”
Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said Easter was a ‘bumper weekend’ for tour operators despite health restrictions