Saturday, 19 September 2020
No new COVID cases in 24 hours, borders to open by Christmas

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

It comes after two new cases were reported on Thursday, one linked to an aged care facility in Laidley, in the Lockyer Valley.

Health Minister Steven Miles said the cases are linked to each other and both connected to clusters at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and Corrective Services Academy.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said more than 13,000 tests were conducted since yesterday's update with 25 active cases now in the state.

The Premier said authorities were ‘comfortable’ with cases recorded earlier in the week as they are linked to known cases. 

Two new cases were recorded in Ipswich, on September 2. 

One of the cases was another student from Staines Memorial College in Redbank Plains. 

The school remains closed as three students have tested positive for COVID. 

The other case was a female healthcare worker in her thirties. 

The Queensland Government contact tracing list has been updated to include six Ipswich locations, four at Yamanto, including the local Woolworths, and two at Springfield.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that all states except Western Australia have agreed to endeavour to lift border closures by December.