QLD Covid-19 outbreak: ’Dangerous Delta’ sends state into lockdown

Queensland is at stake after a widespread migration of infected individuals, with a chilling warning that the virus “may be ubiquitous.”

Queensland began a three-day swift blockade after Janet Young, a health doctor in southeastern Queensland, admitted that the virus “could be everywhere.”

The horrifying nature of the outbreak is centered around medical students who “traveled extensively in Brisbane” while being infected, as the state announced six new infections and covered a total of seven cases.

At a snap press conference, Dr. Young warned that there would be “a huge number of exposure areas” not only in Brisbane, but also on the Sunshine Coast and farther away.

She revealed that one of the new cases, a medical student at the University of Queensland, was a 17-year-old tutor whose case was announced on Friday and her family is now infected.

She said the medical student had been to “many places”.

“It’s hard to tell because the transmission time frame is very fast, but I suspect that the medical student was the first patient, was brought into the household, and then spread within the household,” she said.

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Exposure sites include the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital at the University of Queensland and the Translational Research Institute at PA, and medical students also have brothers working in the hospital.

“Then we have children. The youngest of the family goes to Ironside School, where one of the teachers is already positive,” Dr. Young added.

“So we put all these students and staff who attended high school (Indooopilly State High School) yesterday into a 14-day quarantine. Today, for all the students and staff who attended Ironside School. Do the same. “

Queensland Health Minister Yvette Dat said the entire household of five people was infected in just five days.

“So we know how dangerous Delta is. We know that it can spread faster than any other variant we’ve dealt with in the last 18 months,” she said. rice field.

“This week, the government’s cabinet and health minister were presented with modeling of the Dougherty Institute, which tells us if we want to manage it, stop it from spreading, work hard, or hurry. I have one chance to manage this. To achieve this, everyone, that is, everyone, needs to work with us. ”

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She added that NSW saw the devastating effects of the Delta variant.

“There was one case in New South Wales on June 16. 38 days later, there were 3000 cases. From one of them, 38 days, 3,000 cases. Sadly, 13 people in that one cluster alone. Died, “she said.

“We have to do this right. We know that Queenslander does the right thing. We were here before. What we have to do I know. We need to be more vigilant and more compliant than ever. “

Queensland Deputy Premier of Queen Steven Miles confirmed that all cases were infected with the Delta strain causing the outbreak in Sydney.

“From that experience, we know that this delta strain can spread very quickly. It’s much more dangerous than the previous strains we’ve been dealing with,” he said.

“This means that these new cases have seven cases of outbreaks announced yesterday. From experience in other states, the only way to beat Delta stocks is to move fast, fast, and It turns out to be stronger. “

Ms. D’Ath asked people to be tested if they were at home and were sick with a slight cough or sore throat.

The Queensland blockade will apply to 11 LGAs of concern starting Saturday at 4 pm.

The LGA is: Brisbane City, Morton Bailey Regional Council, Gold Coast, Ipswitch, Rocky Valley Regional Council, Logan City, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

People can leave the home for only four reasons to get essentials such as groceries and medicines, but only within 10 km of the home for essential work, childcare, medical care and exercise. increase.

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