Queensland Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says today’s number of locally acquired cases in the state are encouraging, but she “can’t predict what tomorrow will do” with regards to a decision on lockdown.
A United executive said it was not considering such a mandate for passengers and that any such requirement would be a decision for the government.
The ABC understands the Howard Springs quarantine facility in the Northern Territory is set to reach full capacity for international arrivals for the first time, as the number of repatriation flights surges this month.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has told Parliament the facility would reach capacity for repatriated Australians in the coming weeks.
“The 2,000 capacity [limit] will be reached in Howard Springs on the 13, 22 The CHO, Jeannette Young said she will make this decision tomorrow, but it depends on getting zero cases active in the community – which based on today’s figures, sounds promising.
Walked the dogs yesterday along the paths adjacent to Alex Beach (Sunshine Coast), and the amount of young people sun baking maskless was outrageous. I was along the route for over and hour and never saw police, more and more people without masks. Not sure where the ‘police presence’ is but it hasn’t been at Sunshine Coast beaches the past week.