Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Logan, Townsville and Palm Island have been put back under second leg restrictions for two weeks, which include mandatory mask wear indoors and outdoors where social distancing does not exist. is not possible, as well as the limits of collection and density.
Dr Young acknowledged that it could be ‘boring’ for people at the time, but reiterated comments she made repeatedly throughout the pandemic that ‘people are so good at following them. “.
When asked if she felt better about the level of risk on Friday, Dr Young told reporters she was still worried, adding that it was “really important” for people to comply with the restrictions in the area. the LGAs concerned.
Ms Palaszczuk said the 19,764 tests carried out in the 24 hours until Friday morning provided an extra layer of confidence, but hoped to see the number increase as well as continued mask wear and registration at sites through the app. state government.
Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said police were seeing “significant flows” of people through the now re-established border bubble. A total of 169 were refused entry of the 14,606 who passed through checkpoints within 24 hours until Friday morning. One person was fined on the spot for attempting to cross illegally.
The number of masks handed out also increased, with 67 handed out to people on Thursday compared to just six on Wednesday.
Two people were arrested Thursday for allegedly failing to follow instructions from rescuers: one at the Gold Coast airport who also possessed drugs, and another in Logan who carried guns and obstructed police .
A total of 13,621 vehicles attempted to cross the national highway border on Tuesday and 145 were turned back, police told reporters in the daily COVID-19 update. As of Wednesday, around 10,000 were intercepted and 220 turned back.
Four fines were imposed that day: one for a person refusing to wear a mask and three relating to border crossing.
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