Cairns COVID positive taxi driver linked to marine pilot

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says contact tracers have established a link between the COVID positive taxi driver in Cairns and the marine pilot.

This comes after four new locally acquired cases were recorded in Southeast Queensland which are all linked to the Indooroopilly cluster and were in isolation while infectious.

“They have actually linked the taxi driver with the marine pilot," she said.

“So the marine pilot actually travelled in that person’s taxi.

“So a lot of contact tracing is now happening of course with those exposure sites but it’s great to know that linkage has been done so honestly, great work by our Queensland Health staff. Fantastic news there.”