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Coronavirus, Covıd-19

WATCH LIVE: Queensland to provide latest COVID-19 update

Queensland has reported no new local cases of community transmission after reporting one new case in the community on Wednesday.

29/07/2021 3:01:00 AM

Queensland health authorities are providing their latest coronavirus update after 20 cases were recorded on Wednesday - 19 onboard a bulk carrier and one infectious in the community.

Queensland has reported no new local cases of community transmission after reporting one new case in the community on Wednesday.

The man travelled from the Philippines, Manila to PNG before landing back home in Brisbane.The other three passengers were allocated different quarantine hotels to the man.Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath said genome sequencing confirmed the man caught the virus in transit to Brisbane. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled

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"It 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," Ms D'Ath said.Chief Health Officer Doctor Jeanette Young confirmed he has the Alpha variant and is not linked to any other cluster in the country.

RESTRICTIONS TO CONTINUEMs D'Ath said the escalating problem in Sydney means mask wearing will continue for at least another week."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," she said. headtopics.com

The 11 local government areas will continue with the restrictions for seven days.FROM WEDNESDAYThere were 20 reported cases of the infection, including one in the community on Wednesday, after the captain of a bulk carrier from the Philippines reported a large portion of his crew were sick.

The one case was a man returning from the Philippines and had undergone his 14-day hotel quarantine where he tested negative three times.He subsequently developed symptoms days later after being released on July 17 and tested positive.Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young provides her latest update. Picture: NCA NewsWire / John Gass

Health officials say the man stayed at a backpackers on Roma Street in Brisbane and was infectious in the community from July 22.Nurses were dispatched to the Philippines carrier - Sanyu - where tests revealed 19 of the 21 were carrying COVID-19.Six of those were transported to dedicated facilities to be monitored.

EXPOSURE SITESTwo hostels and Brisbane Airport are on COVID-alert after a man spent four days in the community while potentially infectious.CLOSE CONTACTBrisbane City Backpackers HQ, 380 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City on Tuesday July 20 from 2.20pm to 11.59pm, Wednesday July 21 from 12am to 11.59pm, Thursday July 22 from 12am to 11.59pm, Friday July 23 from 12am to 11.59pm and Saturday July 24 from 12am to 11.59pm, Sunday July 25 from 12am to 11.59pm, Monday July 26 from 12am to 11.59pm, Tuesday July 27 from 12am to 11.59pm and Wednesday July 28 from 12am to 1am headtopics.com

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Joe’s Place Backpackers, 390 Upper Roma St, Brisbane City on Tuesday July 20 from 2.20pm to 11.59pm, Wednesday July 21 from 12am to 11.59pm, Thursday July 22 from 12am to 11.59pm, Friday July 23 from 12am to 11.59pm, Saturday July 24 from 12am to 11.59pm, Sunday July 25 from 12am to 11.59pm, Monday July 26 from 12am to 11.59pm, Tuesday July 27 from 12am to 11.59pm, Wednesday July 28 from 12am to 1am

LOW RISK CONTACTSHarbour Town Shopping Centre, Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters on Saturday July 17 from 12.20pm to 3pmBrisbane Domestic Airport, Airport Drive, Brisbane Airport on Tuesday July 20 from 12.55pm to 2pmEmergency Department waiting area - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston on Monday July 26 from 9.45pm to 10.03pm

Northern Ring Road Taxi rank (outside emergency department) - Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston on Monday July 26 from 10.23pm to 10.58pm Read more: Sky News Australia »

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