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No cases in Qld despite massive testing queues

Queensland has recorded its 111th day in a row of no community cases of COVID-19, even after thousands queued for hours to get tested on Sunday. Five cases were recorded in hotel quarantine.A total of 6296 tests were conducted in the last testing period, 3500 more than the previous day.The massive testing boost came after…

Queensland has recorded its 111th day in a row of no community cases of COVID-19, even after thousands queued for hours to get tested on Sunday.

Five cases were recorded in hotel quarantine.

A total of 6296 tests were conducted in the last testing period, 3500 more than the previous day.

The massive testing boost came after chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young urged anyone who had been in Victoria since December 21 to get swabbed, and isolate until they received their result.

Massive wait times of up to five hours were reported at testing clinics at Brisbane and the Gold Coast as thousands took up the call to arms.

As a result, some testing clinics extended their hours, and Dr Young confirmed more clinics would be opened.

As of Monday, anyone who has been in Victoria since December 21 will not be allowed into aged care facilities, disability accommodation facilities, prisons and hospitals across Queensland.

“Just so we can keep our most vulnerable people safe,” Dr Young told reporters on Sunday.

To see where to get tested for COVID-19 visit qld.gov.au

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