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Two Qld border hoppers test positive after being kicked out of state

Queensland has recorded zero new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, however several outback towns have been put on alert due to two people who tested positive after being kicked out of the state.

Several new contact tracing locations had been added for central and western Queensland.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles on Sunday said that two people who were escorted over the border to NSW had subsequently tested positive.

Miles Presser
Camera IconDeputy Premier Steven Miles said that two people who were escorted out of Queensland had subsequently tested positive to Covid-19. John Gass. Credit: News Corp Australia

The Deputy Premier said two car loads of people crossed into the state before visiting multiple locations at Cunnamulla, Quilpie, Thargomindah and Charleville.

“It really just underlines how close this virus is to our border,” Mr Miles said.

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Camera IconA Covid-19 vaccination clinic at Brisbane City Hall. NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled. Credit: News Corp Australia

The two cases will be included in NSW’s numbers.

It comes as a near-record 28,000 people were vaccinated on Saturday.

To date, 60 per cent of the state had received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 74 per cent had received one dose.

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