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Queensland records no new cases on 200th day since start of pandemic

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 8/08/2020 Olivana Lathouris

Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 on their 200th day since the state's first infection.

The number of active cases statewide is 11. The state has also near doubled their test rates, conducting 150,000 in the last fortnight.

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The positive news comes as Queensland locks down its borders to NSW and the ACT today.

The state's Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young, said the results were "excellent news", however it she was not certain the state had escaped a second wave.

"It is really, really important we don't relax," Dr Young said.

"I hope we've avoided the worst but we need to check to see what happens tomorrow and Monday before we can say for sure."

She said the state had to keep a close eye on NSW.

a close up of a car going down the highway: Lengthy delays expected as Queensland's hard border lockout comes into force. © 9News Lengthy delays expected as Queensland's hard border lockout comes into force.

Ms Young said the number of people attempting interstate travel needed to decrease to avoid the spread of the virus and relieve pressure on authorities attempting to deal with the new border restrictions.

"We need to reduce the number of people crossing the border. There are just so many people attempting to cross the border," she said.

Planned protest shut down by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Queensland has ordered an injunction on a planned protest today in Brisbane.

It means the organisers are not permitted to attend or promote the protests.

They must notify their followers that the demonstration has been cancelled.

"I'm sympathetic to the cause of these protesters but now is not the time to put the lives of Queenslanders at risk," Deputy Premier Steven Miles said.

"They should not be causing chaos on the streets of Brisbane."


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