COVID-19 update: August 23

Published 10:00am 23 August 2021

COVID-19 update: August 23
Words by Jodie Powell

Food distribution centre and meat processing workers will be prioritised for COVID-19 vaccination as Queensland records two new cases - one in home quarantine linked to the Indooroopilly cluster and the other in hotel quarantine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says adding meat processors and distribution centre workers to category 1B for vaccination will ensure continuity of the state's supply chains.

She says vaccination hubs will open at food distribution centres and meat plants once another 100,000 doses of vaccine from the Federal Government arrive.

Ms Palaszczuk says she is very concerned about the increasing number of cases in NSW and Victoria.

"My greatest fear is that either coming in through our airport or coming in across the boarder someone is going to come in with COVID," she says.

"We are very concerned that there could be another outbreak any day."

Read more local news here.

Share

Related Stories

Popular Stories

Deception Bay student’s trip of a lifetime
News / Local

Deception Bay student’s trip of a lifetime

From a visit to the world’s largest sand island to watching major sports matches, Deception Bay State High School student Sophia Sidney has taken the trip of a lifetime with University of the Sunshine Coast. See the videos..

Brenden's pride at top Paris honour
News / Local

Brenden's pride at top Paris honour

Brenden Hall - who grew-up and trained in Moreton Bay - is “over the bloody moon” at being named one of Australia’s two flag bearers at the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Leena to add some jazz and pizazz to festival
News / Local

Leena to add some jazz and pizazz to festival

Seasoned vocalist Leena Salim will perform some of her favourite jazz and Motown hits when she takes to the stage with her jazz duo at this year’s Moreton Bay Food + Wine Festival. Find out what's on her setlist here