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Queensland premier urges PM to halve international arrivals as state records one new Covid case

Annastacia Palaszczuk says the case is a close contact of a Brisbane man previously confirmed with Covid-19

The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has announced a new case of community transmission of Covid-19, after a 26-year-old man tested positive to the virus on Friday, prompting her to call on the federal government to half international arrival numbers to the state.

The new case was a close contact of the 26-year-old who lived in a separate household, she said, adding that the weekend would prove “critical” to controlling spread. Meanwhile 18 close contacts of the new case had been identified, with four so far returning a negative test result.

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