Australia Qld has five new COVID-19 cases from PNG
Criticism grows over Covid passports suggestion
Certificates are likely to be a feature of life until the Covid threat is over, a government review says.Government documents released on Monday said such certificates - that prove if someone has had a vaccine, has tested positive or has immunity - were likely to become "a feature of our lives".
Queensland has recorded five new cases of coronavirus linked to Papua New Guinea, with all detected in hotel quarantine.
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."
City Gave Lockdown-Defying Gym 3 Violations Before It Was Linked to Massive COVID Outbreak .
The gym's owner, Dan Marino, is an anti-lockdown critic who has reportedly published social media posts containing controversial and misleading information about COVID-19.The regional health authority gave the gym three citations for violating public health orders, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The violations noted that gym staff neither asked patrons if they had COVID-19 symptoms before entering nor kept patrons six feet apart. Furthermore, gym employees didn't wear personal protective equipment.