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COVID-19 Update: One new case today

Posted: 11am 10 Sep 2021

There has been one new case of community transmission in South East Queensland, with a 13-year-old girl testing positive in the past 24 hours. This is in addition to the truck driver in his 20s whose positive test result was reported yesterday.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young have provided an update from a new vaccination hub at Mount Warren Park this morning.

The girl is a student at Sir Thomas More College at Sunnybank. As a precaution, parents are being asked to collect their children, take them home and isolate as a household for the next 14 days.

The case has only just come to light and authorities are investigating it and possible exposure sites. An update will be provided later today. It is unclear how she was infected.

The truck driver, whose positive test result was reported yesterday, visited a number of shops, food outlets and the toilets at Westfield Garden City on Sunday, September 5 and Monday, September 6 as well as the BP service station at Archerfield (both days). He has since returned to New South Wales, where he was tested.

The Premier is urging anyone who visited the shopping centre to get tested and look out for symptoms. She says the fact most people are wearing masks in shopping centres gave her some comfort and she reminded people of the need to check in, when visiting venues.

The border bubble will return from 1am on Monday, as New South Wales relaxes restrictions in 12 local government areas, including border communities. People from these communities will be able to travel into Queensland for school, essential work that can't be done from home, essential shopping, health care or to care for someone who is vulnerable. They will need to have one dose of vaccine.

Vehicles will continue to be checked and passes will be required, as was the case before the border bubble was suspended. 

The Premier and Dr Young are urging people to get vaccinated, wear masks, check in at venues and get tested if they are unwell. These steps are essential in keeping Queenslanders safe.

"We have to pitch in and help each other, and we've all got to the right thing," Ms Palaszczuk says.

Dr Young is urging people to register and go online to see where their closest vaccination hub is, so they can get vaccinated.

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