/ 29 March 2021

Nerves jangle over Brissie COVID cluster

Queensland yesterday reported one locally-acquired case of COVID-19 bringing the number of new cases since Thursday to 3. The 20yo man (who officials wrongly accused of partying as he awaited his test results…) has already recovered from the virus. He is believed to have passed it onto his brother – the 26yo man from the Brisbane suburb of Stafford who tested positive for the infectious UK strain on Thursday. Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the new case seemed to be the “missing link” between a doctor who tested positive a couple of weeks ago and last week’s case. Another close contact was also confirmed to have the virus on Saturday. Authorities yesterday said a lockdown isn’t required ATM, but the sporting codes aren’t risking it, including the AFL and NRL. And there’s a question mark over what it could mean for Easter travel

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