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Queensland records one local Covid-19 case

By sbs , in News Australia , at July 7, 2021 Tags: , , ,

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Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired case of Covid-19, who is linked to an existing cluster and was detected while in quarantine.

Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young said the case was in isolation for their entire infectious period and lives with known cases in Tarragindi.

But she said it was “too early to relax” with mandatory mask wearing and restrictions of social gatherings to remain in place.

“The other thing is this is the Alpha variant that’s spreading, which is far more infectious than the initial variants, but not as infectious as the Delta variant,” Dr Young told reporters on Wednesday morning.

“So we do just need to — for the next week — maintain some of those restrictions and, of course, come forward immediately if there’s any symptoms, just in case there are still some cases out there.”

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