Queensland has recorded four locally acquired Covid-19 cases, which the Premier has heralded as “excellent news”. All new patients are linked to the Indooroopilly cluster. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she was “so proud” of Queenslanders to beat the Delta cluster.
“A week ago, I think everyone was worried about where we would end up with this cluster. It was our biggest challenge,” she said. “Queenslanders absolutely rose to that challenge, and it’s through your hard work that we’re in this extraordinary situation. “Every single person in the community needs to be commended.”
Thousands of close contacts linked to the schools caught up in the cluster, including Indooroopilly State High School, Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane Girls Grammar School, and Ironside State School, will be allowed to leave their home quarantine between Wednesday and Saturday, provided they test negative on their day 12 tests. A total of 120 cases have been linked to the Indooroopilly cluster.
As a result of the high number of children who contracted the virus in the latest cluster, chief health officer Jeannette Young said she wanted a new cohort to come forward for their vaccinations. “Children aged 12-15 who have significant underlying diseases… Those children must come forward and get vaccinated with Pfizer as soon as they’re able to,” Dr. Young said.