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Australia Qld has five new COVID-19 cases from PNG

05:25  16 april  2021
05:25  16 april  2021 Source:   aap.com.au

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Queensland has recorded five new cases of coronavirus linked to Papua New Guinea, with all detected in hotel quarantine.

a man in a blue shirt: Steven Miles says Qld's new COVID cases highlight the importance of Torres Strait Islands vaccines. © Darren England/AAP PHOTOS Steven Miles says Qld's new COVID cases highlight the importance of Torres Strait Islands vaccines.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles said the cases highlighted the importance of getting people in Queensland's northern Torres Strait vaccinated as soon as possible.

Queensland currently has 36 active cases of COVID-19, including 12 that came from or via PNG.

In total, Queensland has treated 97 coronavirus patients from PNG, including eight medevacs from that country so far this year.

"There are islands in the Torres Strait where you can see PNG from its beaches," Mr Miles said.

"It's incredibly important that we get as many of those folk, who we know are vulnerable, vaccinated as quickly as we can."

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