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    Queensland has recorded two new community cases of COVID-19 on the second day of lockdown, including one detected outside known clusters.

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said one of the new cases was a close contact of a cluster linked to the Portuguese Family Centre in Brisbane and had been in quarantine.

    The other is a 37-year-old woman who worked at the Qatar Airline check-in counter at the Brisbane International airport.

    She became symptomatic on Sunday, with her infectious period dating back to last Friday.

    “We are very encouraged at the moment,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “We are not seeing more wide-scale community cases, it is very encouraging… we’re not out of the woods yet, we’ve got another 24 hours to see what happens.”

    Lockdown is due to lift in south-east Queensland, Townsville, Magnetic Island and Palm Island at 6:00pm Friday, but a decision is expected tomorrow morning on whether it will be extended or lifted.

    Including today’s unlinked case, Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said authorities are managing five separate clusters — at least three are of the highly infectious Delta variant.

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