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Coronavirus update: Brisbane goes into lockdown as borders slam shut to combat UK mutant strain

- January 8, 2021 4 MIN READ

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has instigated a 3-day lockdown across Greater Brisbane in an effort to combat the spread of the highly contagious UK strain of COVID-19. Hotel quarantine cleaner source of latest outbreak The news comes following the announcement yesterday that a cleaner from a quarantine hotel had contracted the virus. The woman worked… Read more »

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Queensland border reopens…kinda

- October 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland will open its borders to travellers from most of New South Wales but continue to ban travellers from Greater Sydney. Victorians have also been excluded from entering the state. The state will reopen to visitors from 1 am on November 3, 2020. Queenslanders safety top priority Palaszczuk said the… Read more »

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Coronavirus update: schools out in QLD and SA from Monday

- March 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Unless you are the child of an “essential worker” you will need to stop attending school in Queensland from next week and commence home schooling instead. Making the announcemnt, Premier Annastacia Palasczuck stressed essential work also included those working in supermarkets, transport services as well as health and safety. “This isn’t just our emergency services… Read more »

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Queensland premier closes border and announces stimulus package

- March 24, 2020 3 MIN READ

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a $4 billion economic stimulus package as the state prepares to close its borders to non-residents from midnight Wednesday. The news comes as Queensland reports a further 78 cases of COVID-19, the majority of which are located in the state’s south-east corner. Included within the premier’s stimulus package is $1.2… Read more »

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Queensland leading the charge for coronavirus vaccine

- March 23, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The Queensland government has thrown a $17 million cash injection to University of Queensland (UQ) to fast track a coronavirus vaccine. The funding was announced by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palasczuck. It will assist the university to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. UQ is one of six organisations worldwide who have been charged by the Coalition… Read more »