The Chronicle

JAB PUSH CONTINUES AS STATE RECORDS ZERO NEW CASES

- JILL POULSEN AND RACHAEL ROSEL

ANNASTACIA Palaszczuk has joined colleagues on a tour of the regions as the state government ramps up the push for more Covid-19 vaccinatio­ns in regional Queensland.

Speaking in Maryboroug­h, the Premier announced that Queensland still has no local cases of Covid-19.

One case was picked overnight in hotel quarantine.

The state had 9805 tests and 15,825 vaccines in the past 24 hours, and is now sitting at 72.81 per cent for the first dose and 57.45 fully vaccinated.

Ms Palaszczuk, who also announced a large investment in train building in Maryboroug­h, said Qld was in the best position to weather “the storm” if we were fully vaccinated.

“I can’t look after you if you don’t hop on the lifeboat,” she said.

“We’ve got 11 days to go to get everyone vaccinated.”

The Premier said the government would be talking to businesses about the details of the second road map.

“The storm is coming, we need to be prepared … I can’t help you unless you’re on the lifeboat,” she said.

She also said there would be strategies put forward to make it easier for First Nations people to get vaccinated.

Chief health officer Dr Jeannette Young encouraged everyone in regional Queensland over 12 years old to get their jab.

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