Four-year-old girl tests positive in Queensland as cases continue to rise in NSW – as it happened

Four-year-old girl tests positive in Queensland as cases continue to rise in NSW – as it happened

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What happened Friday, 3 September 2021

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign Covid-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunisation program.

During a Politburo meeting on Thursday, Kim said officials must “bear in mind that tightening epidemic prevention is the task of paramount importance which must not be loosened even a moment”, the official Korean Central News Agency reported on Friday.

KCNA said Kim “called for fully providing material and technical means necessary for strengthening epidemic prevention, enhancing the professional qualifications and roles of the officials in the field of epidemic prevention and further rounding off our style epidemic prevention system”.

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Daniel Hurst

Australia’s deputy prime minister has refused to say he accepts key findings of the latest global summary of climate science, declaring he won’t be “berated” or participate in a “kangaroo court”.

Barnaby Joyce, the leader of the junior Coalition party whose agreement will be needed if Australia is to take a more ambitious climate policy to the Glasgow conference in November, said he would not yield to “straight-out bullying”.

“I can say and think what I like,” he said on Friday.

Joyce, who was reinstated as leader of the Nationals in June, likened basic questions about climate science to a baptism where parents were required to “denounce Satan and all his works and deeds”.

Joyce did not rule out the Nationals doing a deal with Scott Morrison’s Liberal party to firmly commit to net zero emissions by 2050, but said: “In any deal, I don’t start by saying what I think it’s worth, I start by saying how much do you want it?”

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New Covid case in Queensland

That potential new Covid case in Queensland I mentioned earlier has now been confirmed.

In a statement, Queensland Health said:

A four-year-old girl has tested positive today (3 September) to Covid-19.

The child attended The Boulevard Early Learning Centre – Mt Warren Park, 174 Mount Warren Blvd on Tuesday, 31 August and Wednesday, 1 September.

Children, staff and visitors to this centre should immediately come forward and get tested, then quarantine at home with their household members for 14 days regardless of a negative result.

This centre is also used for after school care by children who attend Windaroo state school.

All students, staff and visitors who attended Windaroo state school from Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September and their household members should quarantine for 14 days.

More information on the case will be available tomorrow.

Queensland Health
(@qldhealthnews)
📣 New #COVID19 case in SEQ

  

A four-year-old child has tested positive today (3 September) to COVID-19.

The child attended The Boulevard Early Learning Centre – Mt Warren Park, 174 Mount Warren Blvd this week.

Find out more: https://t.co/gurmQawYwf

September 3, 2021

The Courier Mail is reporting the four-year-old is a close contact of a Logan truck driver who triggered a Covid alert this week.

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Prime minister Scott Morrison has condemned the “horrific” Auckland terrorist attack.

Morrison tweeted:

“Our thoughts are with all those affected. We stand with our Kiwi family in deploring all such violent acts designed to create fear and divide us. Kia kaha New Zealand.”

Scott Morrison
(@ScottMorrisonMP)
Australia condemns the horrific terrorist attack in Auckland. Our thoughts are with all those affected. We stand with our Kiwi family in deploring all such violent acts designed to create fear and divide us. Kia kaha New Zealand.

September 3, 2021

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There are reports of a new Covid case in Queensland.

The Courier Mail is reporting a four-year-old boy, who is a close contact of a Logan truck driver who triggered a Covid-19 alert, has tested positive this afternoon.

We’ll try to confirm this as soon as we can.

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Amy Remeikis

Australia’s vaccine program has received a boost, with a doubling of the number of Pfizer vaccines flowing into the country, after a “dose swap” deal was secured with the UK.

Scott Morrison says the deal will “break the back” of the September supply issues, with the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, agreeing to send 4m Pfizer doses to Australia, which will be distributed to the states and territories on a per capita basis.

The doses will leave the UK on Saturday to boost the September vaccine program, when 12 to 15-year-olds are included in the rollout. Australia will return the doses from its own supply at a later date.

Morrison said:

“I said I would leave no stone unturned and I can tell you I’ve been turning over some stones in recent times … To ensure that we can progress the vaccination program as quickly as we possibly can. And it will now build on what is a very strong performance.”

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Marise Payne
(@MarisePayne)
Our thoughts are with New Zealand after the appalling terrorist attack in Auckland today. 🇦🇺 stands with 🇳🇿 against terrorism & wishes those injured in this attack a full recovery. @NanaiaMahuta @AusHCNZ

September 3, 2021

2.43am EDT
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Eva Corlett and Tess McClure, my Guardian colleagues based in New Zealand, have updated their report on the Auckland attack.

You can read the latest here:

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