WA expands Queensland border controls after second COVID-19 case

The source of the case is not yet known. Source Nine

He is a close contact of the man diagnosed earlier in the week, and is understood to be a friend. No active cases remain in the state.

"That is very good news and like I said, the next two days are going to be critical for us", Ms Palaszczuk said.

In the men's draw, the Sydney Swans - who played in Brisbane just last week - are expected to clash with the Adelaide Crows at the SCG on Saturday.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the 26-year-old developed symptoms on Monday but it is not yet known how he became infected.

"The first reason is you want to be able to concentrate on the contact tracing, and secondly, we are seeing large numbers of positive cases that are coming in", she said.

"Information will be available later today and we will put that on our website".

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed a man has tested positive for coronavirus and is a close contact of the Brisbane man reported on Friday.


Ms Palaszczuk said at the moment Queensland would not be placed under another lockdown.

It was revealed overnight that the strain the man contracted is that of the highly infectious United Kingdom variant, which was linked to a previous positive case, a doctor at Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Five more cases were reported in people returning from overseas.

The man's infection of the United Kingdom strain has been linked to a doctor who treated COVID-19 patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Anyone wishing to travel from Brisbane and Moreton Bay now requires an "orange zone" Victorians travel permit, can not enter if they have any COVID-19 symptoms and will need to isolate and get tested within 72 hours of entering Victoria.

Aged care, hospitals, prisons, and disability care homes in the Brisbane City and Moreton Bay Council areas have been closed to visitors.

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