Friday, April 26, 2024

New QLD case linked to female trio

Queensland has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 overnight, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk praising residents for their response to calls for testing in the state.

The case is reportedly connected to the trio of women who travelled to Melbourne from Queensland and who are now facing criminal charges in relation to their travel.

She said the new case was a 20-year-old man from Bellbird Park who dined at Madtongsan IV Korean restaurant in Sunnybank on 23 July.

“I want to stress to everyone that he is believed to have been a close contact of people who went to the Korean restaurant in Sunnybank on 23 July,” the Premier told media this morning.

It’s understood the man is a family member of one of the women who travelled to Victoria.

In the last 24 hours, 9076 Queenslanders have been tested for coronavirus.

“Thank you to everyone who has gone and had a test,” the Premier said.

“There will be queues and I ask you to be patient – but it’s exactly the right response.”

Queensland Health Minister, Steven Miles said his Department was working to increase testing capacity across the state.

“I want to assure Queenslanders that I have asked Queensland Health to do everything they can to ramp up testing capacity, to improve queue management, to ensure that people get tested as quickly and conveniently as possible,” he said.

Meanwhile Victoria is expected to announce a further seven deaths and more than 600 new cases since yesterday’s devastating figures.

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