Queensland has recorded one new local coronavirus case as a new vaccine is due to be rolled out from next week.
The new infection announced this morning is linked to the Sunnybank cluster and is a household contact.
Health Minister Yvette D’Ath confirmed the case was in home quarantine for their entire infectious period.
There are currently 32 active cases in Queensland.
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Friday 17 September – coronavirus cases in Queensland:
1 new locally acquired case, linked to the Sunnybank cluster and detected in home quarantine.
— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) September 17, 2021
Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young confirmed the family will now need to begin their 14-day quarantine period again due to the new case.
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Dr Young this morning revealed Queensland pharmacies will start receiving deliveries of the Moderna vaccine from next week, urging as many people as possible to come forward for vaccination.
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“Although everyone has done a brilliant job in stopping the virus spreading in Queensland, eventually it will start spreading, we can’t hold it back forever,” Dr Young said.
Truck driver charged over barrier ramming
Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said a truck driver who was refused entry into the state had been charged after he allegedly drove his prime mover through a barricade at Goondiwindi.
The man was charged with unlawfully entering Queensland against public health orders and wilful damage.
Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski said 191 vehicles were turned back at the border yesterday out of 16,160.
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