Jul 20, 2021 | Health

Masks praised in latest Covid scare

  • Scott Mayman is an award-winning radio presenter and journalist who has worked professionally in both Australia and in the United States and is also a Correspondent for CBS News Radio in New York.

Logan City and the Scenic Rim remain on track to have the mandatory mask wearing restriction lifted this Friday, despite the most recent Covid 19 scare.

A fully vaccinated woman who returned to Queensland from Melbourne has tested positive, However she wore a mask while visiting shops on the Sunshine Coast,  before flying from Brisbane to Cairns.

Acting Premier Steven Miles says the restrictions that were put in place appear to have been effective:


The woman – who’s in her 20s  flew up to Maroochydore from Melbourne last Tuesday.

Dr Jeannette Young

She then used public transport including an Uber and a train to Brisbane airport,  before catching Virgin flight 791 to Cairns last Friday.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the woman most likely has the Delta variant but is awaiting confirmation.

Check the Queensland Health website for a full list of exposure sites, as they stand.

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