Queensland well being authorities are urgently contacting passengers from a Jetstar flight into the Sunshine Coast after an individual on board examined constructive to coronavirus.
The state recorded only one new case of coronavirus in a single day in a aid for authorities amid fears a workers member on the Bolton Clarke Fairview aged care facility in Pinjarra Hills labored whereas infectious.
The brand new case is a person aged in his 20s who flew from Sydney to Queensland on Friday.
He’s a returned abroad traveller and is at the moment in lodge quarantine.
Queensland authorities at the moment are contact tracing travellers who have been seated near the person on the Jetstar flight JQ790 from Sydney to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast on Friday, July 31.
In the meantime, all however one of many 105 coronavirus exams performed at a nursing residence on the centre of Queensland’s new coronavirus fears are destructive, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed.
It is unclear why the 105th resident has not had take a look at outcomes launched, however Ms Palaszczuk stated she was “not involved”.
The testing blitz on the Bolton Clark Fairview aged care facility in Pinjarra Hills started after it emerged a workers member might have there whereas infectious with COVID-19.
The lady, who was confirmed as testing constructive to the coronavirus yesterday, is believed to have contracted the an infection after eating at a restaurant attended by three ladies who allegedly sneaked again into the state after partying in Victoria.
“That is fantastic information,” Ms Palaszczuk stated.
“I wish to thank the households of the family members and I wish to guarantee everybody we’re doing every part doable to maintain your family members secure throughout this time.”
The nursing residence stays in lockdown, and the house’s 150 workers are nonetheless present process testing.
Chief Well being Officer Dr Jeanette Younger stated well being authorities would monitor the untested resident significantly carefully over the approaching days.
“We are going to simply handle that resident much more cautiously and simply verify on them repeatedly to verify they’ve not bought any signs,” she stated.
The house shouldn’t be the one aged care facility in danger, nonetheless, with each residential aged care residence in six totally different native authorities areas now going through additional restrictions.
From noon right now, measures together with the banning of holiday makers and residents not being allowed to depart got here into impact at services throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, the Redlands, Gold Coast and Scenic Rim.
The one exceptions are if a resident is dying, attending a funeral, or visiting a physician.
Subsequent week ‘very crucial’ for Queensland
Ms Palaszczuk stated subsequent week is “actually crucial” in stamping out coronavirus from the state.
There are at the moment 13 lively COVID-19 circumstances in Queensland.
“We aren’t out of the woods,” she stated.
“The following week continues to be very crucial so we’ll monitoring every part very carefully over the forthcoming week.”
She stated there have been 13,703 exams undertaken in Queensland up to now 24 hours.
“Queenslanders are listening, we’re doing the suitable factor and we’re in a little bit of uncharted waters in the intervening time however we have got via issues worse than this earlier than,” she stated.
“I am fairly assured that we are going to pitch in, and practise social distancing and ensure we do good hand hygiene.”
Sporting masks ‘not important’ in Queensland
Queenslanders don’t must put on masks when out and about, however bodily distancing stays key, Dr Younger maintains.
“If folks want to put on masks, in fact they will however I do not assume it is important at this time limit,” she stated.
“It is extra necessary – far, way more necessary to take care of that social distancing.
“When folks go to supermarkets, my recommendation is, whether or not or not you want it, get a kind of actually large trolleys and simply assume, use that trolley as a circle round you.
“Preserve the space and that can be way more secure than a masks, as a result of masks are usually not 100 per cent.”
Queensland at the moment has simply 5 lively circumstances recorded outdoors of lodge quarantine – all of them related to the three ladies who’ve been charged with mendacity to frame authorities after travelling to Victoria.
Dr Younger described masks because the “finish stage” when “we have tried every part else”.
Individuals dismissing signs as bronchial asthma, hayfever have unfold COVID-19
Dr Younger is urging all Queenslanders with any flu-like signs to not dismiss them as hayfever or bronchial asthma and to get examined for COVID-19.
“When you’ve got bought any symptom – it would not matter what the symptom is, a fever, or a historical past of a fever, or if you do not know if in case you have bought a symptom – that’s while you come ahead,” Dr Younger stated.
“Generally it’s exhausting to know if that is hayfever right now that I’ve bought, or is it COVID? – come and get examined.
“We do know that there have been circumstances, not in Queensland however in different circumstances, the place folks thought it was bronchial asthma so that they did not get themselves examined and it was COVID and so they had already unfold the an infection to many individuals.”
She stated two of the three ladies who allegedly snuck again into Queensland after a visit to Melbourne have been infectious on the flight residence and for eight days out locally afterwards.
“So, they may have contaminated folks, and people folks may not have identified they bought contaminated and people folks may have contaminated extra folks,” she stated.
“So that’s the reason it’s actually necessary that we’re simply extraordinarily cautious for at the least the subsequent week.”
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