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22 July 2021 New measures to reduce risk of COVID-19 spread in Queensland

Queensland has today announced a range of measures to help manage the risk of COVID-19 spread in the state. Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said Queensland was acting cautiously as COVID-19 outbreaks spread across the country and incursions into Queensland may be difficult to avoid.

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21 July 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update

Following an increase of COVID-19 cases in New South Wales and further local restrictions announced by the state government, Queensland is declaring three Local Government Areas a hotspot from 1am Thursday, 22 July.

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20 July 2021 Sunshine Coast exposure sites and South Australia hotspot declaration

A public health alert is being issued for locations in the Sunshine Coast, following the announced locally acquired COVID-19 case in Queensland.

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17 July 2021 Queenslanders urged to check exposure venues daily

Queenslanders who have left Victoria the past 14 days are being urged to check the list of interstate exposure venues now.

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16 July 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites on Sunshine Coast

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Maroochydore, Cotton Tree and Forest Glen.

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16 July 2021 Warning signs missed in half of children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes

Half of all children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Queensland are presenting in emergency departments with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) - a dangerous and potentially fatal complication that develops when the early warning signs of diabetes are missed.

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16 July 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites on South East Queensland, Moreton Bay Region and the Brisbane Airport

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Redcliffe, Rothwell, Caboolture, Chermside, Aspley, Kippa-Ring and the Brisbane Airport.

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16 July 2021 Victoria named COVID-19 hotspot

Following an increase in COVID-19 cases in Victoria and local restrictions announced, Queensland is declaring all of Victoria a hotspot from 1am tomorrow, Saturday 17 July.

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14 July 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites in North Ipswich, Inala and the Brisbane Airport

A public health alert has been issued for new Queensland contact tracing sites in North Ipswich, Inala and the Brisbane Airport. Queensland Health has been notified by another country that a positive COVID-19 case detected overseas had been in the community prior to departure.

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13 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites on the Sunshine Coast

A previously announced positive case has had their infectious period revised due to earlier identified symptoms.

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6 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Brisbane

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in South Brisbane, Loganlea, West End, MacGregor and Moorooka.

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5 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Brisbane

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Forest Lake, New Farm, Kangaroo Point and Woolloongabba

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4 July 2021 Person of interest case confirmed

Further testing has confirmed the person of interest case announced this morning has the virus. The person is a close contact of the Greek Community Centre and will be included in tomorrow’s case numbers.

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4 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Sunshine Coast

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Eumundi Noosaville and Noosa Heads.

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3 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Sunshine Coast

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Eumundi and Sunshine Beach.

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3 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Brisbane Southside

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in Carina, Carindale and Tingalpa.

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2 July 2021 Lockdown extended for Brisbane and Moreton Bay regions

Due to the detection of new community cases overnight, lockdown will be extended for the Local Government Areas of Brisbane and Moreton Bay for another 24 hours until 6pm, Saturday 3 July 2021.

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1 July 2021 Public Health Alert - new exposure sites Brisbane

A public health alert is being issued for more contact tracing locations in North Lakes and Windsor.

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30 June 2021 Alice Springs named COVID-19 hotspot

Following additional COVID-19 cases in the Northern Territory, Queensland is declaring Alice Springs a hotspot from 1am tomorrow, Thursday 1 July 2021.

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30 June 2021 Public Health Alert

A public health alert is being issued for two more Virgin Australia flights.

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Last updated: 31 October 2022