Australia has more than 2,000 new cases; Tony Abbott attacks mask ‘snitching’ – as it happened

Australia has more than 2,000 new cases; Tony Abbott attacks mask ‘snitching’ – as it happened

Queensland chief health officer Jeannette Young thanked the children’s mother for getting her daughter tested when she complained of a headache.

“This mum took her daughter to get tested simply on a headache,” Dr Young said.

“That’s what we want to see no matter how mild your symptoms, if you are unwell in any way whatsoever, don’t hesitate.”

The mother works at Griffith University and attended the Nathan campus on Wednesday, but saw “very few people”, Dr Young said.

The girl’s school, St Thomas More College at Sunnybank, was abruptly closed on Friday.

The exposure has sent about 1000 students, workers and families into home quarantine.

The new cluster emerged after a NSW truck driver tested positive, though the cases are not linked.

The truckie was infectious in the community at nearby Mount Gravatt and Archerfield on Sunday and Monday. He also visited Westfield Garden City shopping centre.

Other close contact exposure sites include a 7-Eleven in East Brisbane, a BP petrol station in Salisbury and an Acacia Ridge cafe.

There were 11,828 tests conducted and 23,631 vaccines administered in the past 24 hours, Palaszczuk said.

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