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So, what’s taking place immediately?
It appears to be like likes Queensland might need a second Covid-19 case attributable to the extremely contagious UK variant of the coronavirus, but it surely’s unlikely that it’ll spark one other lockdown.
The accomplice of the quarantine resort cleaner who initially contracted the brand new pressure of the virus has now examined constructive, and whereas technically genomic testing will take one other 24 to 28 hours, it appears possible that they’re carrying the identical varient.
“We all know this specific variant of Covid-19 is extra contagious, so this result’s unsurprising,” Queensland’s chief well being officer, Dr Jeannette Younger, stated.
Fortunately that particular person has been in isolation since 7 January, however further contact tracing is now underway as a precaution.
Yesterday Younger confirmed to reporters that if one other UK variant case appeared in somebody who was already in isolation it was unlikely to trigger the state to enter one other snap lockdown.
Down south on the NSW/Victoria border trapped holidaymakers have been left pissed off after the web site required to use for a allow to enter Victoria nonetheless wasn’t working hours after the allow minimize off at 6pm final evening.
Earlier on Monday, the premier, Daniel Andrews, introduced that anyone eager to enter Victoria, together with from areas with no journey restrictions, wanted to use for a allow by means of the Service Victoria web site, with a brand new most penalty of $5,000 for these arriving with out the proper documentation.
Regional NSW could be downgraded from a “crimson” zone to an “orange” zone at 6pm, that means that Victorian residents may enter the state with a allow.
However by the 6pm deadline, the web site to use for a allow was not operational. The applying web site didn’t begin working till a couple of minutes earlier than 9pm with Service Victoria and the Division of Well being and Human Providers apologising for the delay on Twitter.
Okay, now we’re all caught up, let’s get going with the day!