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  • 7NEWS Australia published this video item, entitled “Queensland health authorities bizarrely silent after a day without new COVID cases | 7NEWS” – below is their description.

    Australia is on the precipice of a COVID emergency. Huge numbers in Sydney, an increase in Melbourne, and late today, a doubling of cases in South Australia.

    In Queensland, zero new cases, despite a woman with the Delta strain travelling from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns.

    Health authorities here were bizarrely silent, giving concerned residents no update.

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