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Queensland Covid updates: Two new local cases including an Uber driver

Urgent contact tracing is underway in Queensland after the state recorded two new local Covid cases on the Gold Coast, including an Uber driver.

Annastacia Palaszczuk has threatened to reinstate restrictions on the Gold Coast after an Uber driver was revealed as a new unlinked local infection.

The driver is one of two new local cases recorded in Queensland on Thursday, prompting health authorities to urgently begin tracing the driver’s passengers.

The Uber driver, a man in his 50s, was vaccinated but the Queensland Premier expressed concern for community transmission given the driver’s access to a wide number of residents while infectious for three days.

“If we see more unlinked community transmission on the Gold Coast in the next 24 to 48 hours, we may have to put in some further restrictions,” Ms Palaszczuk told reporters on Thursday morning.

“People should consider wearing a mask on public transport on the Gold Coast but also if they are in crowded situations.

“We want to protect people on the Gold Coast but we do have two more unlinked cases there.”

The other new case is a Beaudesert teenage girl who is linked to the Moree cluster revealed on Wednesday.

The threat of new restrictions comes less than 24 hours after Queensland eased the mandatory mask-wearing rule when the state passed the 80 per cent threshold for those who had received their first Covid vaccine.

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