With zero new cases of community COVID overnight, the Queensland Government says it will build a regional quarantine centre at Wellcamp Airport near Toowoomba.
This is despite the lack of support from the federal government.
In the daily media conference Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said there were two new cases both in hotel quarantine with 749 people now in home quarantine, 12,733 tests done yesterday and over 21,000 vaccine doses administered.
The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was speaking at the Wellcamp Airport where she reiterated the need for regional quarantine centres as she announced a new one to be built at the airport despite the lack of federal support.
"It's a no brainer. Howard Springs (NT) has been a brilliant example, It's spread out and people can get fresh air," the premier said.
Although the federal government has agreed to build a facility at Pinkenba near Brisbane Airport, the state government said it won't meet demand.
As a result the state government has reached agreement with Wellcamp owners Wagner to build a facility
"Construction is underway today," the Premier said.
"It's away from densely populated cities and will have a 1000 bed capacity. I've been calling since January, it could have been built by now."
The premier said 500 beds would be ready by the end of the year and 1000 availanle by quarter 1 2022.
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