Caught a croak? No pressure to get tested
Queenslanders don't have to get a COVID-19 test if they lose their voice, but they are encouraged to.
Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said loss of voice was not a symptom.
"She (Premier) was ultra-cautious, and that is what I ask of every Queenslander," she said.
"Although there was no need for her to do it she went and got herself tested."
Asked whether Queenslanders should get tested if they lose their voice, Dr Young said no.
"But I would encourage them to as the Premier did, that if you've got a symptom it's a good idea to go and get tested rather than think through 'Is it COVID, isn't it COVID?', just get yourself tested," she said.
"What we don't want need though is perfectly well people to get tested."
She said health authorities were still testing "perfectly well" people because some Queenslanders were unsure.
Originally published as Caught a croak? No pressure to get tested