An enraged Queenslander at a Covid testing clinic was caught jumping on a woman’s bonnet after she lined up with rising tensions as Cairns and Yarrabah enter the first day of a lockdown three day snapshot.
Thousands of motorists in the Cairns area were seen flocking to be tested at a drive-thru center on Monday as the state recorded four new cases of Covid-19.
A Queenslander’s patience was captured breathlessly after a woman cut herself in front of him in a line that stretched for miles.
The frustrated resident is seen throwing himself on the arrogant motorist’s hood and bouncing up and down – but the motorist happily continued to move forward
The frustrated resident is seen throwing himself on the hood of the arrogant motorist’s car and bouncing up and down, before she decides to take him for a ride.
As the vehicle moves forward, the man slides back onto the road and begins to gesture angrily at the woman through the driver’s side window.
The tense scene comes after a key employee working at an NSW Hunter area drive-thru test center was spat out by an abusive customer.
Police are appealing for information after the testing clinic worker was abused by a local who became aggressive when told the center in the Hunter area was closing around 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Police said he spat at the narrowly missing employee at the Blomfield Street clinic in Maitland before escaping in a white vehicle towards Wallace Street.
The man is described as Caucasian in appearance and without his two front teeth.
Thousands of Cairns-area motorists (pictured) were seen en masse to get tested at a drive-thru clinic Monday as the state registers four new cases of Covid-19
Residents of Cairns and Yarrabah (pictured at a testing center on Monday) will remain locked up until 4 p.m. Wednesday, after it was discovered that an unvaccinated taxi driver had been contagious in the community for ten days
Meanwhile, residents of the Cairns area will remain locked up until 4 p.m. Wednesday after it was discovered that an unvaccinated taxi driver had been contagious in the Cairns community for 10 days.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the new Cairns case was linked to the reef pilot who tested positive in Cairns last week.
“The marine pilot actually traveled in this person’s taxi,” she said.
“A lot of contact searches are happening now, of course, with these exhibition sites, but it’s good to know the connection has been made.”
Chief hygienist Jeannette Young said it appeared the taxi driver had driven the marine pilot from her home to the airport when the latter was contagious.
The four new community cases were linked to the original Indooroopilly cluster and were all in home quarantine during their infectious period.
One is a staff member of the Ironside Public School, another is the parent of a child attending that school, and a third is a family contact of an Ironside student.
A fourth case is a family contact of a student at Brisbane Boys’ Grammar School.
Another case was detected in quarantine at the hotel.
“We are absolutely concerned about what is happening in New South Wales,” said Ms Palaszczuk, referring to the ever-evolving Sydney epidemic of the contagious delta variant.
A positive case on the Gold Coast reported over the weekend remained under investigation, with an exhibition site named Woolworths in Mudgeeraba.
Meanwhile, the Premier of Queensland has warned, if necessary, that the state could “go further” on border restrictions with New South Wales.
Responding to comments from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian that restrictions in her state could be relaxed as vaccination rates rise, Ms Palaszczuk warned that Queensland will remain steadfast.
“We are absolutely concerned about what is happening in New South Wales,” she said.
“The further north the virus is alarming for us, so we will be monitoring this with extreme attention.”
“We already have these border patrols and border controls in place right now. But if we have to go further, we will.
The four new community cases recorded on Monday were linked to the original Indooroopilly cluster and were all in home quarantine during their infectious period (photo, test in Cairns on Monday)
One is a staff member of the Ironside Public School, another is the parent of a child attending that school, and a third is a family contact of an Ironside student. A fourth case is family contact with a student at Brisbane Boys’ Grammar School (pictured, test in Cairns on Monday)
Dr Young said she hoped three days of lockdown for Cairns and Yarrabah would be enough to assess the risk of the infections spreading.
“We all know that once the virus comes out, we can’t turn it back. So we have to get there really early, ”Dr Young said on Sunday.
A number of exhibition venues were announced in Cairns on Sunday afternoon, including the Brothers Leagues Club, Cairns 24-Hour Medical Center on Grafton St and OML Pathology at Cairns Day Surgery.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk has said she trusts the Cairns community to follow the rules.
“I need you to stay home, reduce your movements, test, test and test as much as possible, then we can evaluate that over the next three days to see if there are any other cases there. “, declared the Prime Minister.
LATEST CAIRNS EXHIBITION SITES
The locations listed below are close contact exposure sites:
Raintrees Shopping Center – Cnr Alfred & Koch Streets Manunda, Raintrees Tavern: 1:55 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday August 3, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Thursday August 5; Woolworths Raintrees, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Wednesday August 4
Café China on Mulgrave Road, 79 Mulgrave Road, Parramatta Park, 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., Thursday August 5
Brothers Leagues Club – Gaming Lounge, 99-107 Anderson Street, Manunda 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday August 5
The Cairns 24 Hour Medical Center – Waiting Room, 156 Grafton Street (Cnr Florence & Grafton Streets) Cairns City, 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Friday August 6
QML Pathology, Cairns Day Surgery (Cnr Florence & Grafton Streets), Cairns City – 4:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m., Friday August 6