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The premier of the Australian state of Queensland, Anastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed six more cases of Covid-19 at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre, and another three from crew members on ships. There are now 7 active cases linked to the youth detention centre.

As a result, people in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Lockyer Valley and Moreton Bay and Redlands will only be allowed to have gatherings of 10 people indoors and outdoors.

For the rest of the state it is limited to 30 people. Palaszczuk said she expects more cases could be linked to the cluster but they are waiting for the test results to come back. She says staff and children at the centre are “well looked after”.

The state is still currently not accepting visitors from NSW, the ACT, and Victoria.

In the southern state of Victoria, there is hope the state has passed the peak of its second wave, with daily case numbers dropping below 200 for the first time since 13 July. Also a cause of hope was the fact that just 24 of those cases were so-called ‘mystery cases’ where the source of the infection is unknown.

Authorities are not getting complacent, however, and this weekend marks just the halfway mark of stage four lockdown and curfew for Melbourne, and stage three for the rest of the state.

Read the original article at The Guardian

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