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No new COVID cases but masks a must for seven more days

Posted: 11am 22 Jul 2021

Queensland had no new cases of COVID in the last 24 hours, but masks are still to be worn for the next seven days.

It was the second successive day of zero new cases, but State officials says they want to further reduce the risk of transmission.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young described the figures as “very good news .... yesterday and today”.

Dr Young said the lack of new cases had given contact tracers time to work on the two most recent cases – a student from Melbourne and family returning from Sydney.

'Fantastic work'

To date, 358 contacts of the student and 316 contacts of the family have been traced and are now isolating. Dr Young said it was “fantastic work” by the tracers.

From 1am some restrictions will be eased including the numbers at indoor gatherings up from 30 to 100, weddings and funerals up from 100 to 200 with unlimited numbers dancing and hospitality venues can have one person for every two square metres.

Spectators at stadiums will now have to wear masks when entering the venue and sitting down unless they are eating or drinking.

Stadiums over 20,000 capacity have also been asked to cut capacity to 75 per cent.

Border shutting

Queensland is also closing its border to New South Wales from 1am tomorrow.

Queensland currently has 26 active cases, 16,675 were conducted yesterday and the state has now passed two million vaccinations.

Keep up social distancing and good hand hygiene. If you are unwell, stay home and immediately call your GP or 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) to arrange a test.

Please check the Queensland Health website for testing locations near you: https://www.qld.gov.au/covid19testing

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