In the past 24 hours no new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Queensland.
There were fears after three women returned from Victoria last week, but 7482 people came forward to be screened over the last 24 hours and no positive tests have been recorded so far.
“This is exactly what I’d hoped for over the weekend. A large number of Queenslanders getting tested, and no community transmission,” Health Minister Steven Miles told reporters.
Just 12 active cases are presently in the state.
In positive news, all 105 residents at the aged care home in Brisbane’s south-west Bolton Clarke Fairview have now been screened for Covid-19, and all have reported negative results.
Mr Miles said next week is, however, “critical.”
“We know it’s now eight days since those first two cases who went to Melbourne and return have been out in the community, but then we’ve had those subsequent three cases,” he said. “We can still expect to see some ongoing cases, so please, everyone needs to be very careful.”
The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she heard from the NRL and Melbourne Storm after a weekend game was disrupted at the Sunshine Coast stadium because of questions over social distancing limits.
She says action is to be taken but the risk from the game of the weekend has been small.