No local or quarantine virus cases in Qld

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Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the community or in quarantine although the state remains concerned about the virus getting out of Sydney.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says no new virus cases emerged after 14,543 tests were conducted in the 24 hours to 9am on Friday.

"We're absolutely delighted that through the hard work of Queenslanders we've got to that situation today," Ms Palaszczuk told reporters on Friday.

"Well done everyone and let's keep up the good work.

"We've still got just around a week to continue wearing our masks and doing the right thing and checking in."

Late on Friday, Logan Hospital was added as an exposure site after a COVID-19 positive student nurse briefly visited the facility on June 28.

One listing covers the main entrance via the main corridor to the antenatal clinic between 8.30am and 8.40am that day.

A second entry covers the student nurse's return to the entrance along the same corridor between 9.20am and 9.30am.

Anyone who was in the corridor at those times must get tested, but only need isolate if they show symptoms.

The premier said with no new cases in Queensland, her biggest current concern had become the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney.

"The eyes of Australia really are on Sydney and with the epicentre of the Delta strain at the moment, because our biggest concern is if that's not contained and brought under control it'll spread right throughout the country," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said 8679 people were in home or hotel quarantine across the state.

She said it was too soon to say the state had suppressed the recent COVID-19 outbreak because there could be asymptomatic cases in the community.

"So that's why it's too early to relax yet," she said.

"I'm feeling more and more comfortable each day, but not totally comfortable yet."

Dr Young urged people to abide by the face mask mandate, socially distance, maintain density requirements and get tested.

She said until the vaccine rollout is completed there would likely be restrictions ordered in the event of future outbreaks.

The chief health officer said the winding back of current restrictions next week would depend on the numbers in the coming days.

"Until everyone is vaccinated, yes, there will still be ongoing restrictions going forward, absolutely," Dr Young said.

"But what they will be for this particular conclusion of this outbreak, we'll have to work through depending where we're up to."

Health Minister Yvette D'Ath reminded businesses the state government's check-in app became mandatory at 1am on Friday.

Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski said police had handed out 111 face masks on Thursday and issued three fines to people refusing to wear them.

He said police would always give people the chance to comply before issuing fines.

"They'll give you the mask so you can put it on," Mr Gollschewski said.

"If you push back, you will face a fine and potentially even more serious consequences."

Queensland police intercepted 1842 vehicles at the state's borders in the 24 hours to 9am on Friday with four turned back to NSW.

More than 1508 domestic air passengers arrived in the state with four turned around the 26 ordered into quarantine.

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