Queensland is still on course to lift its COVID-19 restrictions later this week – despite a man passing away in Brisbane yesterday due to complications with the virus.
The man in his 80s was an Australian returning from the Philippines and transited through Papua New Guinea (PNG).
He arrived on March 20, tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25 and died in the Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside, late yesterday.
It took Queensland’s death toll since the virus began to seven.
“This is another reminder this is a deadly virus,” said State Health Minister and Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath, speaking at Clontarf today with Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young.
“It reinforces the importance of the vaccine rollout, making sure everyone gets the opportunity and comes out and gets their vaccine when available to them.”
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