Covid Queensland: Two local cases after infected truckies enter state

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Queensland is investigating two new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 detected in truck drivers who entered the state.

The cases are under investigation after a positive test result was confirmed by NSW Health after the two men drove north across the border.

"Subsequently we tested them in Queensland and they tested negative," the state's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young told reporters on Tuesday.

"That could mean all sorts of things so we just need to work through it.

"I need to get more information from NSW about the two cases." 

Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young is pictured.
Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young has warned cases could pop up anywhere. Source: AAP

One of the drivers lives in the Somerset region while the other lives on the Sunshine Coast.

Health authorities have quarantined the families of both drivers and are confident about containment. 

"I think it's under control," Dr Young said. 

"They have essentially not been to many places at all, they've mainly been with their family."

The drivers did make stops and exposure sites will be released to the public later on Tuesday. 

"I think they stopped for one moment for fuel in St George, so we'll go through and put those exposure sites up for people to have a look at, but we are not overly concerned."

However like Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Dr Young warned local cases could pop up in the community at any time. 

"We could have a case turn up anywhere," she said. 

The state also recorded four cases in hotel quarantine and conducted 8378 Covid tests in the 24-hour reporting period to Tuesday. 

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