Queenslanders are once again being recommended to wear masks in certain settings as the state battles a new Covid wave.
News.com.au reports the fresh measure comes after the number of active number of Covid cases jumped by 61 per cent, with the chief health officer warning waves of the virus could continue “for years”.
The sunshine state recently introduced a new “traffic light” system to assess the risk level posed by Covid-19.
An “amber” tier was implemented on Thursday, as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared Queensland was entering a new wave of coronavirus, the website said.
Under the new tier, health authorities recommend people wear masks in health care settings, on public transport, indoors if they cannot socially distance, if they are older or medically at risk and if they are around people vulnerable to Covid.
People are being urged to take a RAT test every two days if someone in their home has the virus.
Chief health officer John Gerrard on Friday said there were 7130 active cases reported – up from the 4438 reported a week ago. But he reiterated lockdowns, travel bans and border closures were not on the cards.
Read the full report here.
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