Genome sequencing has confirmed the latest case of COVID-19 in Queensland (a cleaner in a quarantine hotel in Queensland), has the British variant

Dr Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young has precautionary enforced restrictions on vulnerable facilities in the greater Brisbane area as contact tracing efforts continue

“We are proceeding very carefully on this case as we now know for sure that this person has the UK variant of the virus,” she said

“There is evidence that this variant is 70 percent more contagious than other strains,” said Dr Young “So I am quickly taking these decisive steps to protect our most vulnerable facilities”’

Dr Young said visitors will be restricted to elderly care, hospitals, disability services, and correctional facilities, and those restrictions will be imposed immediately

“These restrictions apply to the Metro North, Metro South, and West Moreton Hospital and Health Service regions,” she said

“And as always, anyone with symptoms should immediately report for testing and isolate until they get the results – especially everyone in Brisbane”

Queensland Health advice is that anyone who has been to the locations listed below, whether or not they have symptoms, should be tested and isolated until they get their result

Even if a negative test result is received, you should continue to look critically for symptoms and test again if necessary

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Genome sequencing has confirmed that the most recent case of COVID-19 in Queensland (a cleaner in a quarantine hotel in Queensland) has the British variant

The animal welfare organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has given the Prime Minister of New South Wales a small COVIDSafe gift

Queenslander Health has issued a statement in which residents who lived between Jan. and 3 If you visited the regional cities of Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill in New South Wales on January 1st, you will be asked to be tested for COVID-19

After the surprise news of an “operational error” in the sewage test, the Byron Shire Council welcomed confirmation from NSW Health late yesterday afternoon that the sewage test was due to be completed on Sept. December 2020 no trace of COVID-19 found

A Gold Coast attorney says the ongoing crises in which violent patients attack hospital staff are facing an unexpected new risk – frustration at delays in virus test queues

An “operational error” has caused Byron Shire’s sewage monitoring results to be canceled as of the week of Jan. December were no longer reported

In the cities on the north coast, moderately large crowds celebrated the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021

Both the Health Services Union (HSU) and a Tweed Shire City Council are calling on the New South Wales and Queensland governments to make it easier for hospital staff to cross the border

Queensland Health has increased its testing capacity with additional staff and extended hours to manage demand in fever clinics across the state, particularly in the southeast corner

According to the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), millions face a bleak New Year as job seekers and other allowances are cut

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