Victoria on track for further easing of Covid curbs

Melburnians anxiously await a decision on the city's lockdown. Source AAP

Melburnians anxiously await a decision on the city's lockdown. Source AAP

The number of active primary close contacts in isolation has fallen below 2000 and more than 6400 primary close contacts have been cleared.

Health Minister Martin Foley and COVID-19 Commander Jeroen Weimar have provided an update on the state's response to coronavirus and floods.

"They've tested negative which is very reassuring, but we need to continue all of that testing", the chief health officer said.

NSW, the country's most populous state, has not reported any locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in more than a month, while Queensland last reported cases in late March.

Ms D'Ath said she had been informed that there were other Victorians who managed to come into Queensland without the correct exemptions.

A Queensland Health statement at the time said: "Anyone who has been in Victoria in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter Queensland unless they are a returning Queensland resident, except for a limited range of people who can enter for an essential objective".

"We will be making sure that you are found". You can not come into this state if you are from a hotspot and put our state at risk.

Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski confirmed five other people have been identified as failing to comply with directions coming into Queensland, two in the Darling Downs, one in Dalby and two in the Wide Bay district.

Based on interviews so far, the case will likely be connected to the Kappa strain outbreak, the outbreak that started when a Victorian who stayed in a South Australia quarantine facility later travelled to Melbourne. It is unclear at this stage whether they will face any charges in either New Zealand or Australia after breaching both countries' rules.

SYDNEY, June 11 ― Australia's Victoria state reported zero locally acquired cases of Covid-19 for the first time in almost three weeks today as state capital Melbourne came out of a snap two-week lockdown after an outbreak that has seen about 90 cases since May 24.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk this morning said there had been 11,348 vaccines administered in Queensland in the past 24 hours.

Police are still waiting until it is considered safe to interview the infected couple, who remain in isolation in Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

He said this would only occur "when the medical advice suggests we should".

'Not that I've been to many football games, but I have noticed occasionally it does get kicked into the crowd, ' she said at the time.

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