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Aus state scraps more Covid curbs despite high community transmission

Australian state of Queensland
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Brisbane: The Australian state of Queensland eased several of its remaining Covid-19 restrictions on Thursday, despite the high community transmission of the virus.

Queensland health authorities reported 5,286 new cases in the daily update on Thursday, bringing the state’s overall tally to 1,292,709, reports Xinhua news agency.

Despite such high numbers, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland had remained strong so the restrictions have been eased in sensible stages.

“I once again pay tribute to the resilience of Queenslanders for the strength of response to this pandemic,” Palaszczuk said.

Under the new guidelines, visitors to vulnerable groups such as residents of aged-care facilities, disability accommodation, and correctional facilities will no longer need to be vaccinated.

Likewise, staff in high-risk settings, such as childcare centres and schools and airports, will be able to remain unvaccinated, unless requested by their bosses to get the jabs.

Visitors entering Queensland from overseas will no longer need to complete a Covid-19 test on arrival and people at airports will be able to leave their masks off, although they will still have to wear them while on public transport.

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