Queensland reports two new community-based COVID-19 cases

Health Minister Yvette Dath said Queensland had recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19.

Both cases involved children and household contacts of a man from a flying group that started in Eatons Hill in Brisbane.

Ms Dath said both children were in home quarantine.

“We are still investigating whether they spent any time in the community during infection,” Ms Dath said.

“But they are young people in the family, so it is unlikely that they have been to other exposure sites than their parents have.

“This investigation is currently underway.”

Ms Dath said one of the cases recorded yesterday – a truck driver described as an “animal handler” – was in fact a false positive and was no longer a concern.

“NSW has now advised us that this is a negative-positive case, so that’s great. This case is no longer a concern at all.”

There will be two vaccine pop-up clinics at the NRL Grand Final tomorrow at Lang Park in Brisbane.

More is coming.

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