Queensland has recorded no new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Thursday, as the state remains on tenterhooks over the latest outbreak.
Genomic sequencing has identified the man is a direct match with three other travellers who he was on two flights with - Philippines to PNG and PNG to Brisbane.Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the other three travellers were sent to different hotel quarantines.
“This confirms for us that this gentleman has contracted it from one of the other travellers while in transit on the plane or through the airports,” she said.The risk of the latest case has prompted health authorities to extend southeast Queensland’s mask mandate which was due to lift on Friday morning.
“We know that people were hoping that the masks will lift, but I think we are up to 13 incursions of the virus through different outbreaks in Queensland over the last six weeks,” Ms D’Ath said.“We have been able to contain all of these outbreaks to very small numbers. That is in some small part to the restrictions we have had in place... It is important that we continue to practice mask wearing to ensure that we don’t have transmission through our community.” headtopics.com
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And yet ,, covid has a molecular size 500 times smaller than the air holes in the mask ,, meaning it makes no difference wearing it ,, a mask does nothing ! I know this ,, and a Chief Heal Officer doesn’t ? Com’on !! What a joke !
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