Lisa Wilkinson tells Queensland to ‘follow all the rules’ in lockdown
Lisa Wilkinson has appealed to Queenslanders to “follow all the rules” as state authorities scramble to control the growing outbreak.
There is concern that Queensland, which saw nine new cases on Sunday, has all the makings of a “significant event” like Sydney.
Sunday It also recorded the largest daily increase in local cases Queensland has had nearly 12 months.
There are now 53 active cases in Queensland. , With On Saturday, authorities announced a sudden three-day closure to combat the spread of the virus.
Wilkinson appealed to Queenslanders to view New South Wales – which recorded 239 new cases on Sunday – as a warning.
She said, “Please take an example of what happened in Sydney.” The project.
“Just follow all the rules, because that’s the only way to get past this thing…(it’s) harder for them too, because they’ve never gone through one of these complete closures before, so good luck.”
Wilkinson’s comments echo those of Queenland authorities, who have made no secret of their concerns about the outbreak.
The state’s chief health official, Dr Janet Young, said there had been a “enormous number of exposure sites” and the virus “could be anywhere” in southeast Queensland.
The outbreak centers around a medical student who traveled extensively across Brisbane while contracting the infection.
Queensland Health Minister Yvette Dath said the crisis in Sydney It was a pressing factor in the decision to close as “they have to correct this”.
“NSW had one case on June 16. Thirty-eight days later, they are at 3,000,” she said on Saturday.
“From that person – 38 days, 3000 cases. Unfortunately, 13 people just died from that one group.”
Queensland outbreak has the ingredients of a ‘significant event’
Comes as an expert in infectious diseases He warned that the Queensland authorities are facing a situation similar to the Sydney outbreak.
Matter Health’s Director of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Paul Griffin, said: Today’s weekend There are ‘worrying elements’ in the Queensland outbreak which means it could easily get out of control.
“This is very different. This one really has the makings of something important,” Dr. Griffin said.
“There are a lot of worrying elements about this, including where those people are, how many sites of exposure there are, and how many people are actually infected as a result.
“So I think we need a comprehensive and rapid set of mitigation strategies which is what we’ve seen.”
Queensland implemented a sudden three-day lockdown on Saturday afternoon in an effort to get cases under control.
Residents of 11 LGA’s in southeast Queensland have been ordered to stay at home except for essential businesses, groceries, medical care, caregivers or exercise within 10 km of their homes.
Given the speed at which the virus has already spread, Dr Griffin warned that Queensland had “the ingredients for a very important event”.
“This one is very different. This one really has the makings of something important,” he said.
“There are a lot of worrying elements about this, including where those people are, how many sites of exposure there are, how many people are actually infected as a result. So I think we need a comprehensive, rapid set of mitigation strategies which is what we’ve seen.”