Queensland records one new local infection as families remain in home quarantine

James HallNCA NewsWire
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Queensland has recorded one new locally acquired Covid-19 infection, linked to the existing cluster that originated at a school in Brisbane’s south.

More than 1000 families remain in home quarantine with new cases added throughout the week connected to the Sir Thomas More College in Sunnybank.

The Delta scare originated when a 13-year-old student tested positive after a NSW essential worker stayed with her father, but chief health officer Jeannette Young applauded the quick response to the families connected to the school for squashing the spread of community infections.

“The latest case is a household contact that has been in home quarantine for their entire infectious period,” she told reporters on Friday morning.

Camera IconMore than 1000 families are in isolation after the scare at the Brisbane school. NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Credit: News Corp Australia

The top doctor urged the community to support the more than 1000 families to remain in quarantine for the 14 days since potentially being exposed to the virus and called on Queenslanders to get vaccinated.

“Roll up to one of those 30 venue across our entire state and get vaccinated,” Dr Young said.

“If you don’t have a booking, this weekend you can still come forward — just walk up. You might have to wait for a little while, you might not.

This is our chance — we’re starting to get that big ramp-up in vaccine supply that we’ve been promised for many months now. Now is the time we can really start escalating.”

Originally published as Queensland records one new local infection as families remain in home quarantine

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