Queensland records TWO new COVID cases linked to school cluster as concerns over freight drivers entering the state mount
- Two new cases involve St Thomas More school cluster in Sunnybank
- Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is ‘not concerned’ about falls
- Chief Health Officer Dr. Jeannette Young expressed concern about freight drivers
- Three essential workers were with Covid . entered Queensland from NSW
Queensland has registered two new cases of Covid-19 in the community when Chief Health Officer Dr. Jeannette Young expressed concern about freight drivers bringing the Delta variant to the state.
Both cases are linked to the St Thomas More College cluster in Sunnybank.
“We are not concerned about the two new cases from the local community as they are students of Sir Thomas More, attached to the Sunnybank cluster but have been in home isolation,” Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
Ms Palaszczuk thanked the 1,000 people in families involved in the school for going into isolation for 14 days.
“We saw how well it worked in the Indooroopilly cluster when everyone did the right thing,” she said.
“We’re seeing a few cases popping up from that cluster, but they’re in their home quarantine.”
“We saw how well it worked in the Indooroopilly cluster when everyone was doing the right thing,” Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk said of the 1,000 people quarantined following a positive case at St Thomas More College, Sunnybank in Brisbane.
Two new cases announced in Queensland on Monday were linked to the St Thomas More College cluster in Sunnybank, Brisbane
dr. Young said concerns persisted about exposure sites in the Logan and South Brisbane areas after a number of truck drivers became contagious in the community in those areas.
“We are still concerned about the number of freight drivers who are contagious in our community,” she said.
“There’s quite a list of exhibition spaces that I wish anyone who lives in Brisbane or Logan would really take a look at, and make sure you’ve been to one of those locations at the time.”
It was revealed yesterday that the school cluster was likely caused by a man who entered Queensland from NSW with an essential worker pass and infected a man living in Moorooka in south Brisbane.
He then passed the virus on to his children and their mother, including the student.
Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said an investigation is currently underway to verify that the essential workers had the correct border passes and met all other exemptions to enter the state.