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17 September 2021 Queensland Health welcomes three Deputy Chief Health Officers

Three Queensland Health staff with over 100 years of experience between them have been appointed as the state’s Deputy Chief Health Officers.

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16 September 2021 Updated border restrictions for City of Lismore

Border restrictions will be reinstated for the City of Lismore, as New South Wales introduce stay-at-home orders following a positive COVID-19 case identified in the area.

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15 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposures in Goondiwindi

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations at a BP truck stop in Goondiwindi.

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15 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposures in Sunnybank Hills

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Sunnybank Hills.

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14 September 2021 Public Health Alert – Upper Mount Gravatt, Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills.

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13 September 2021 Public Health Alert - Upper Mount Gravatt

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Upper Mount Gravatt.

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11 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure sites on Brisbane's southside

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Acacia Ridge, Rocklea, Salisbury, Brisbane East, Upper Mt Gravatt, MacGregor, Sunnybank, Sunnybank Hills and Nathan. 

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10 September 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update

Queensland COVID-19 Update. A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Sunnybank and Sunnybank Hills.

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9 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposures in Archerfield and Upper Mount Gravatt

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Archerfield and the Westfield Garden City shopping centre in Upper Mount Gravatt after a truck driver from New South Wales tested positive to COVID-19.

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6 September 2021 Quarantine lifted for more than 900 families

More than 900 families whose children attend Windaroo State School no longer have to quarantine.

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4 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure in Archerfield

A public health alert is being issued for a contact tracing location in Archerfield after a truck driver from New South Wales tested positive to COVID-19.

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3 September 2021 COVID-19 Update

New COVID-19 case in south east Queensland and update to contact tracing sites.

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2 September 2021 Public health alert – new exposure sites for Beenleigh

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Beenleigh.

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2 September 2021 COVID-19 Update

Queensland has 19 active cases. We are urging all Queenslanders with COVID-19 symptoms to come forward and get tested, particularly people at the Gold Coast which is currently an area of concern.

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1 September 2021 Public Health Alert – new exposure in Archerfield and Goondiwindi

A public health alert is being issued for contact tracing locations in Archerfield and Goondiwindi after a truck driver from New South Wales tested positive to COVID-19.

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30 August 2021 Your blood makes a difference

We are taking five from COVID-19 to discuss the vital and versatile topic of blood, which is critical to 22 different medical treatments and countless lives.

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25 August 2021 Testing ramps up on Palm Island following wastewater result

A COVID-19 testing sweep will commence 9am tomorrow on Palm Island following a positive wastewater result detected on 22 August.

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19 August 2021 Queensland lifts Greater Darwin as a COVID-19 hotspot while Katherine hotspot remains

The Chief Health Officer will no longer declare Greater Darwin a COVID-19 hotspot after it lifted its lockdown today but the hotspot declaration will remain for Katherine while local lockdown restrictions continue to apply.

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17 August 2021 Queensland COVID-19 Update

Queensland recorded two cases of COVID-19 today (17 August 2021), with one linked to the ‘Indooroopilly cluster’ in home quarantine during their infectious period and one overseas acquired and detected in hotel quarantine.

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16 August 2021 Queensland to declare Northern Territory regions a hotspot

Queensland Health will declare Greater Darwin and the Katherine region COVID-19 hotspots, after a man in his 30s tested positive for COVID-19 and spent time in the community while infectious.

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Last updated: 31 August 2021