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Coast teen among two positive tests, Gympie truckie also a concern


Queensland has recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, while a truck driver has tested positive interstate after being infectious in the Sunshine State.

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the two new cases emerged after 8779 tests in the 24 hours to 6.30am on Tuesday.

One is an unvaccinated 17-year-old boy who tested positive after presenting at an emergency department on the Gold Coast.

He is a household contact of a woman who recently travelled to Queensland from NSW with police investigating how she entered the state.

The second case is a woman in her 30s who tested positive in home quarantine after travelling from Melbourne.

The premier says a Gympie truck driver has also tested positive in NSW after visiting Bundaberg and the Sunshine Coast.

“Today’s cases show Queensland is not immune to the pandemic,” Palaszczuk told parliament on Tuesday.

“We have contained dozens of outbreaks but, as NSW, Victoria, the ACT and New Zealand have discovered … it only takes one case to cause a massive outbreak. Our only protection is to get vaccinated.”

The three cases are the first new local infections reported since Thursday when a Gold Coast man tested positive.

Queensland Health has listed Fresh Fields FoodWorks Thabeban in Bundaberg and the male toilets at Caboolture South Travel Centre as exposure sites for Saturday evening.


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