Authorities in Queensland are on high alert after three new local Covid-19 cases as well as two more people have now been announced between states.
The expression on the face of Queensland Health Secretary Yvette D’Ath said all when an anti-Vaxx woman crashed her Covid press conference in north Queensland on Thursday.
The press conference on the train wreck was broadcast live and came in front of the authorities announcing three new locally acquired cases in Queensland, all in the border community of Goondiwindi.
Ms. D’Ath was in the press in Cairns for 20 minutes, when a woman in a slouch hat rolled up and started yelling at her.
The woman – who appeared to be filming the incident on her phone – interrupted Ms. D’Ath and made a series of wild claims about the vaccine and its alleged effects on her friends.
Ms. D’Ath was composed and tried to calm the gatecrasher: « So lady, I am happy to talk to you, but … »
« Well, you are not a nice lady! » the woman called after Ms. D’Ath who was in town to visit the Mossman Gorge pop-up vaccination center and encourage people to get the vaccination.
Queensland COVID update: A new local COVID Case was recorded overnight after a truck driver in … Meanwhile, Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk reported three new locally acquired cases in Queensland on Thursday, all in Goondiwindi.
One case is linked to a known cluster – understood as Moree – while another case has been in the community for five days. Both were unvaccinated.
Another infected woman in her thirties was also in the ward for four days receiving a dose of the vaccine.
Deputy Chief Health Officer Peter Aitken said all new cases are in hospital and being moved to a Covid facility, most likely on the Gold Coast.
Have an NSW woman and a Victorian truck driver also tested positive on the highway after being contagious in Goondiwindi.
The community, which has a significant indigenous population, is more than 81.5 percent fully vaccinated, well above the national average of 65.3 percent lies.
Goondiwindi Mayor Lawrence Springborg noticed the increasing covid cluster in the nearby town of Moree in NSW on Wednesday evening and said he was awaiting further health advice from Queensland on travel restrictions.
« As a border community, we have prepared ourselves so persistently for this situation, » he said.
On Wednesday, a number of new exposure sites for Goondiwindi were listed after an infected truckie had passed through the city on the weekend. He was at Kmart, Coles, and a BP truck stop in town for over two hours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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« The great irony is that we may never fully realize the success of our region’s vaccination rate because we only know the number of positive cases and not how many were prevented, « said Springborg.
He said the council took every opportunity to ensure there was no interruption in the harvest and that council staff had been asked to limit their interactions with others.
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