Queensland has registered another day with zero Community Covid cases and no hotel quarantine cases.
The state’s total number is 1,964, with 9,918 tests completed in 24 hours.
Only 39 cases remain active after 12 people were discharged.
Deputy Prime Minister Steven Miles said Queensland Health continued to intensify vaccinations, with just over 13,000 administered.
More than 3 million vaccine doses have been placed in the arms of Queenslanders since they became available.
There are now 970 people in home quarantine, a stark contrast to the 19,000 who were quarantined on top of the Indooroopilly outbreak.
Sir. Miles said the new restrictions at the New South Wales border, which require key workers to receive their first vaccination, resulted in a dramatic reduction in vehicles entering Queensland.
“We intercepted 2,715 vehicles, 142 of which were rejected, 12 of which were essential workers who would have been hospitalized if they had been vaccinated,” he said.
Check-in app required for taxis, rideshare
From Monday 30 August, 20,000 taxis, limousines and rideshare cars will have the QR code app, and riders will have to scan the code.
“We saw in Cairns how risky an infected taxi driver could be,” Miles said.
“We were very lucky in Cairns, not to see further transmission from that case.
“[QR codes] will allow us that if we have a COVID case in one of these vehicles in the future, we will be able to track down the people who may have had contact with it. “
Transport Minister Mark Bailey urged taxi, rideshare and limousine companies to go online and register.
“It’s about speed and efficiency,” he said.
“If we have another outbreak, we want to be able to contact tracks as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
The Queensland Taxi Council’s CEO Blair Davies said the industry had been calling for the change for several weeks.
“Our drivers help all passengers who do not have a smart phone,” he said.
Loading form …
Disclaimers for mcutimes.com
All the information on this website - https://mcutimes.com - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. mcutimes.com does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability, and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (mcutimes.com), is strictly at your own risk. mcutimes.com will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.