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Queensland Covid cases: State reports two new cases including a three-year-old girl

Queensland records two new Covid cases including a three-year-old girl amid lockdown fears

Queensland has reported two new Covid cases amid fears the latest outbreak could plunge the state back into lockdown. 

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Tuesday a 19-year-old woman and a three-year-old girl had tested positive to the virus. 

The new infections come after a single case – a woman aged in her 50s – was recorded on Monday after spending 10 days infectious in the community.

‘If you have any symptoms please come out and get tested,’ Ms Palaszczuk said.

‘As we know the virus can pop up at any time. So please go and get vaccinated.’

Chief health officer Dr Jeanette Young said she is not concerned the two new cases are a great risk to the community.

‘One of these cases is related to the aviation outbreak, it’s a child in a family that has already had positive cases,’ she said.

‘The second case is a woman who was given an exemption to return home she normally lives in Queensland. She‘s gone to Victoria and she was given an exemption to return and go into hotel quarantine.

‘She received notification on the plane that she was a positive confirmed case and we were notified as well. So Queensland health met her at the airport and immediately transferred her to the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital for on going care. She is not a risk to anyone.’

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