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Restrictions to ease in Queensland with no new COVID-19 cases

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Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Townsville and Palm Island had been under tightened restrictions but will now join the rest of the state.

Queensland is easing some COVID-19 restrictions after the state recorded no new cases.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that from 4pm today, the entire state will be on stage three restrictions.

There were more than 15,000 tests conducted across the state in the past 24 hours.

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Brisbane, Logan, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay, Townsville (including Magnetic Island), and Palm Island had been under tightened stage two restrictions but will now join the rest of the state.

What are stage three restrictions?

Queensland last night passed the 50 per cent double dose vaccination milestone.

This weekend is expected to see mass vaccination across the state as thousands turn out to get their second jab after the Super Pfizer Weekend three weeks ago.

Ms Palaszczuk said Queensland is headed for 70 per cent full vaccination by late October or early next month.

"We are working on a 70 per cent double dose first but my understanding is that we are looking at the end of this month or it might be early November.

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"We will get confirmation from that early next week."

The premier said Queensland will reopen "when it is safe to do so".

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-queensland-update-case-numbers-zero-new-cases-restrictions-to-ease-news/2532cb79-5fd2-4072-9965-22ff3f61ebc0

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