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One local case in Qld, as it boosts border defences

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Queensland is further bolstering its hard border, with another 50 police sent to checkpoints. Photo: Getty
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Queensland has confirmed one new local COVID case as the state further boosts police defences along the border with NSW.

The local case is linked to Brisbane’s Indooroopilly cluster and poses no threat, having been in home quarantine for their infectious period.

There was also one other case detected in hotel quarantine.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was another great result, on the back of zero new cases on Sunday and Monday.

“We’re absolutely really happy with that,” she said on Tuesday.

A further 50 extra police are about to be deployed to enforce Queensland’s hard border closure with NSW.

An extra 25 will be stationed at the Coolangatta/Tweed checkpoint, with the other 25 patrolling border crossings in the state’s west.

Police stopped about 10,000 vehicles in border regions in the past 24 hours, turning back 1000.

“We are seeing some people doing the wrong thing, but the majority are doing the right thing,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Queensland still has 2895 people in home quarantine.

There were 10,837 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, and Queensland Health administered 14,300 vaccinations.

That will ramp up when additional Pfizer doses promised by the federal government arrive this week, with many to be sent to address lower vaccination rates at Caboolture and Logan.

-AAP