There have been no new COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland as investigations continue in relation to the Victorian couple who entered the state while infected with the virus.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said there had been almost 6,000 tests conducted in the state in recent days.
“That is wonderful news, we would have expected to see a couple of community cases from the couple if it was going to be in the community,” she said.
“The next 24 to 48 hours, we will be monitoring that very closely.”
Meanwhile, Queensland Health is growing its network of COVID vaccination hubs with Caloundra Indoor Stadium set to open its doors this weekend.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath said the new Pfizer vaccination hub, among almost 50 across the state, would open on Saturday, June 12 until Wednesday, June 23, between 9am and 5pm and operate seven days a week.
“Given the recent cases, we’ve added a temporary new vaccination centre on the Sunshine Coast,” Ms D’Ath said.
“We are expecting to vaccinate about 1,000 people each day via this new facility.
“Because of the new COVID cases this facility will be accepting walk-ins.
“We are talking these ultra-cautious steps to ensure people on the Sunshine Coast can access vaccinations as quickly as possible.
“We know there has been COVID in the community so we are asking people to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated.
“Thank you to those Queenslanders who have come forward to get vaccinated – vaccination is our best chance of beating this pandemic.
“If you’re heading out for a vaccination this weekend, remember to bring a hat and some water as you may need to wait.”
Queensland Vaccine Operations Coordinator A/Deputy Commissioner Shane Chelepy praised the cooperation between agencies to stand the hub up so quickly.
“This is an excellent example of the Hospital and Health Services and Disaster Management Group working together rapidly to stand a hub up in tight timeframes.”