Latest information on COVID-19

There was one new case of COVID-19 recorded overnight in hotel quarantine.

The case is a woman who has returned from Brazil.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that it is more than likely that the additional restrictions on Greater Brisbane will be removed by Friday.

“So a few more days to go, but thank you to everyone who’s been doing the right thing especially with the mask-wearing and listening to what you can do and you can’t do,” Premier Palaszczuk said.

There have now been 864 test completed by people in relation to the Grand Chancellor Hotel, all of which have been negative.

Yesterday, the Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, removed the last remaining COVID-19 hotspot definition in Australia.

The Greater Brisbane area had been declared a hotspot on 8 January after six people tested positive to the UK strain linked to the Grand Chancellor Hotel.

The federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt said there is very clear evidence that the Australian system has been tested and tested again and continues to pass.

In the past three day around the world, there have been over 2.2 million cases with one case of community transmission in Australia.

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>>> Everything you need to know about face masks

Restrictions are in place until 22 January for the Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay and Redlands areas.

Restrictions at a glance

  • You must carry a mask at all times.
  • Masks must be worn in indoor places including shopping centres and supermarkets, gyms, places of worship, libraries, public transport, and taxis and rideshare vehicles.
  • Masks must be worn in workplaces if social distancing isn’t possible and it’s safe to do so.
  • You don’t need to wear a mask in private vehicles, while outdoors at a safe distance from other people or if you’re doing strenuous exercise.
  • Businesses and venues can have one person per 4 square metres indoors and one person per 2 square metres outdoors.
  • Smaller venues up to 200 square metres can have one person per 2 square metres up to a maximum of 50.
  • You must be seated to eat and drink, and no dancing is allowed except at weddings.
  • Gatherings are restricted to 20 people in homes and public spaces.
  • Weddings and funerals can have up to 100 people, and dancing is allowed at weddings without restrictions.
  • Indoor concert venues and theatres can operate at 50 per cent capacity or one person per four square metres, whichever is greater.
  • Outdoor stadiums can operate at 50 per cent capacity with COVID-safe plans.
  • Restrictions on visits to hospitals, aged care, disability accommodation and prisons will remain.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia.

People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • respiratory symptoms
  • coughing
  • sore throat
  • shortness of breath.

Other symptoms can include runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

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To stop the spread of COVID-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.

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