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Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Gold Coast could go back into LOCKDOWN after two new Covid cases 

Annastacia Palaszczuk warns Gold Coast could go back into LOCKDOWN after two new mystery Covid cases – including a fully-vaccinated Uber driver

  • A fully vaccinated Uber driver in his 50s from the Gold Coast is causing concern
  • His case is unlinked to others, prompting fears of a lockdown in the city 
  • Another new case in Beaudesert is linked to the Moree cluster from NSW


A male Uber driver in his 50s is one of two new community-acquired Covid cases in Queensland, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced. 

The man from Carrara on the Gold Coast is unlinked to other cases and Queensland Health authorities are seeking more information on his movements.

It’s believed the Uber driver, who was fully vaccinated, was infectious in the community for three days.

Ms Palaszczuk warned that ‘further restrictions’ would be imposed on the Gold Coast in the next 24-48 hours if further cases of unlinked transmission were discovered. 

‘If we see more unlinked community transmission on the Gold Coast in the next 24 – 48 hours, we may have to put in place some further restrictions.  

A further community case is a  young woman in her teens from Beaudesert. 

She is a close contact of a case from the Moree cluster in NSW.

‘She tested in home quarantine. She spent a couple days infectious in the community in Warwick and half a day infectious in Beaudesert,’ Ms Palaszczuk said. 

Ms Palaszczuk warned that ‘further restrictions’ would be imposed on the Gold Coast in the next 24-48 hours if further cases of unlinked Covid transmission were discovered

She said the vaccination rate on the Gold Coast was nearly at 80 per cent of residents 

Just over 80 per cent of Queenslanders had now received a first dose of Covid vaccine, while 68.31 per cent are now fully vaccinated. 

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