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Mon 30 Mar 2020

Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

premium_icon Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

Unprecedented public health restrictions are expected to stay in place for months with experts saying it would be “ridiculous” to remove them, despite evidence...

Everything that is closed from today

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

Hospital staff across Australia are bracing for an "enormous" surge in coronavirus cases amid warnings that private hospitals could shut down.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Some of Australia’s hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down putting 100,000 workers at risk of no work.

Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

premium_icon Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

Some Queensland teachers have been forced to make their own disinfectants to spray work spaces following a shortage of cleaning supplies.

750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

premium_icon 750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

MORE than a million people have voted early in Queensland's local governement elections which have been overshadowed by the threat of coronavirus.

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

The number of Queensland COVID-19 cases has jumped by 70 overnight, with the total figure climbing to 625. Three people are in intensive care.

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

Despite great fear over the spread of the coronavirus, the ECQ has warned those who fail to vote in today’s council elections can expect to cop a fine.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Lockyer Valley man’s coronavirus holiday hell

premium_icon Lockyer Valley man’s coronavirus holiday hell

A Lockyer Valley man has detailed how an overseas trip quickly turned into what felt like living in a resort room jail.

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Fury over the health risks posed by tomorrow's council elections, new revealations about cases, and a tribute to a Queensland man who died in virus news today.

NEW DETAILS: Stanthorpe police set up camp on QLD border

premium_icon NEW DETAILS: Stanthorpe police set up camp on QLD border

Stanthorpe police set up for the ‘long haul’ as Queensland borders close amid COVID-19 pandemic

‘Thousands of new infections’ if election goes ahead

premium_icon ‘Thousands of new infections’ if election goes ahead

A Queensland surgeon has blasted the State Government’s decision to allow council elections to go ahead as “ludicrous”, warning that thousands more Covid-19 cases will...

Jetsetters behind Noosa’s COVID-19 outbreak

premium_icon Jetsetters behind Noosa’s COVID-19 outbreak

A 50th birthday party in Noosa at the centre of Queensland’s biggest coronavirus cluster was hosted by a high-profile couple, with links to charity and property.

‘Madness’: Medics’ desperate call ahead of poll

premium_icon ‘Madness’: Medics’ desperate call ahead of poll

Queensland doctors and nurses are stunned council elections are proceeding amid the coronavirus pandemic – and that schools will be used as polling booths.

The cruise ships linked to state’s virus cases

premium_icon The cruise ships linked to state’s virus cases

Three cruise ships have been linked to more than 50 of Queensland’s coronavirus cases – including the state’s tragic second death from the contagion.

Big call the Premier will need to make next

premium_icon Big call the Premier will need to make next

It would be a highly controversial move, but Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is running out of time – and options, writes Steven Wardill.

Top tips for school kids studying at home

premium_icon Top tips for school kids studying at home

A University of Southern Queensland education academic has shared tips on how school students can learn more productively at home.

Thu 26 Mar 2020

People travel 100km+ to buy live chooks, ammo

premium_icon People travel 100km+ to buy live chooks, ammo

While city slickers rushed for loo paper, poultry and ammunition have been the stockpilers’ choice in the country.

Coronavirus Queensland: Latest updates, school closures

Coronavirus Queensland: Latest updates, school closures

Queensland border shutdown and backflips, virus cases surging to almost 500, a touching tribute, and a major decision on school closures. It's been quite a day.

50 new cases pushes Queensland tally to 493

50 new cases pushes Queensland tally to 493

Queensland has recorded 50 new coronavirus cases as the state’s total races toward 500. It comes following the death of a Toowoomba man.

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