Rockhampton and Mackay On-Edge As Townsville Wakes Up In Lockdown

Could QLD's lockdown be extended?


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Central regions were on-edge on Wednesday as Townsville, the Magnetic Island and Palm Island woke up to their first morning of a three-day snap lockdown.

The shutting down of the region followed the revelation that a 19-year-old, unvaccinated hospital worker travelled to the state’s north last week before testing positive to the Delta strain.

The brother of the Prince Charles Hospital worker also returned a positive result, while two close contacts fell ill.

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Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, said she was not happy with the situation.

“Despite the health directives, she should have been vaccinated. She was not. Let me say, I am absolutely furious about this. We need to make sure that we are getting our population vaccinated right across the state. This leaves us with no option.”

For a comprehensive list of exposure sites, reference the Queensland Health website 

Rockhampton and Mackay On-Edge As Townsville Wakes Up In Lockdown

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30 June 2021

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