Queensland records four cases of coronavirus from overseas

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Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles

There were four new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Queensland overnight, all of which came from overseas and were in hotel quarantine.

There were no new cases of transmission in the community.

The four new cases came from Papua New Guinea, Lebanon and India.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the apparent lack of community transmission showed the Greater Brisbane snap lockdown had worked.

“It underlines how it is better to have to lockdown for three days than for three months,” he said.

There were 72 active cases in hospital on Monday.

Testing numbers took a dip and dropped to 7,500 on Sunday, which was nearly half of the number recorded in the previous 24 hours.

Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr Sonya Bennett said it was still important to get tested despite the easing of the COVID-19 situation in south-east Queensland.

“I just want to remind people if you have not already, please check the list of location exposure sites on the web and follow that advice,” she said.

“Even if you have not been in those location sites, if you have any symptoms at all, please go along to your nearest testing clinic and have a test.

“It is very accessible, straightforward and easy to do and it helps protect the community, so I would encourage people to do that.”

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Source: Thanks msn.com