Original article by Jamie Walker, Lydia Lynch
The Australian – Page: 1 & 5 : 30-Jun-21
The Queensland government has announced a three-day snap lockdown of south-east Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island after a female employee at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital contracted the Delta variant of COVID-19. She worked as a casual receptionist outside the hospital’s COVID-19 ward and travelled to Townsville and Magnetic Island while she was infectious. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is "furious" that the woman has not been vaccinated. The woman is one of two new locally-acquired COVID-19 cases recorded in Queensland in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, New South Wales has recorded 19 new cases and there have been two new cases in the Northern Territory. Some 12 million people across Queensland, NSW, Western Australia and the NT are currently subject to lockdowns.
QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, PRINCE CHARLES HOSPITAL