Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

March 31, 2021

Queenslanders should learn on Thursday morning whether the latest COVID-19 restrictions will be eased.

Speaking at a media conference in Brisbane on Wednesday morning, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was “very encouraging” at the moment.

“We will be providing you with an update tomorrow (Thursday) at 9:00am and, fingers crossed, all will be looking good for Easter,” the Premier said.

“It depends on the testing rates again. If we see very good testing rates across Queensland and we don’t see any unlinked community transmission, the signs for Easter are looking positive.”

Two new community-acquired cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, both linked to the second of the recent PA clusters.

One of these cases is another PA nurse; the second case is in the same household.

The latest confirmed cases take the number of cases in the first PA cluster to eight; and in the second PA cluster to 11.

The Premier said there were 71 active COVID cases in Queensland hospitals, but 58 of these had acquired the illness overseas.

She confirmed there was one COVID case in Toowoomba Hospital and one in Bundaberg Hospital, both linked to the second cluster.

The Premier said 33,408 COVID tests had been carried out over the past 24 hours, and 6809 people vaccinated.

Almost 72,000 people have now been vaccinated in Queensland.

There are more than 1000 people in quarantine across Queensland at the moment linked to the current clusters.

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