Quarantine plan ‘moves, not solves’ problem

Queensland’s opposition has slammed the Premier’s plan to shift quarantine responsibilities to mining camps, accusing Annastacia Palaszczuk of wanting to dump the continued coronavirus threat on regional communities. Ms Palaszczuk said on Thursday morning she would ask national cabinet to consider housing returned travellers and...

Virus nightmare: QLD ‘on the brink’

Queensland health authorities have spent the night scrambling for answers over how six existing cases of the UK’s highly infectious COVID strain were linked to the same quarantine hotel despite having no contact. Queenslanders fear the state is “on the brink” of a nightmare after...

Virus nightmare: QLD ‘on the brink’

Queensland health authorities have spent the night scrambling for answers over how six existing cases of the UK’s highly infectious COVID strain were linked to the same quarantine hotel despite having no contact. Queenslanders fear the state is “on the brink” of a nightmare after...

Confusion over Qld mask rules

Queenslanders have expressed confusion over the continuation of directives to wear masks as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the three-day lockdown would end at 6pm on Monday. The cautious restrictions triggered by the introduction of the highly contagious UK variant of COVID-19 will come to an...

Why Qld is so worried about positive case

Greater Brisbane has entered a three day lockdown after one positive case ended the state’s 113-day COVID-free streak — and one terrifying fact explains why authorities are so worried. Queensland’s chief health officer issued “strong advice” to the Premier to lock down Greater Brisbane after...

Why Qld is so worried about positive case

Queensland’s chief health officer issued “strong advice” to the Premier to lock down Greater Brisbane after a hotel cleaner was diagnosed with a mutant strain of COVID-19 that is 70 per cent more contagious than the original virus. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced on Friday the...