Premier announces isolation crackdown as QLD records 55 new virus cases

Queensland has recorded a further 55 new cases of coronavirus, taking the State’s total to 743 as the Government announces a crackdown on those ordered to quarantine or self-isolate.

The overnight increase is higher than the previous two days but officials say the numbers are still relatively stable.

Of the new cases, 11 of those were on the Gold Coast, taking the city’s total to 147.


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Currently there are 65 coronavirus patients being treated in hospital with seven in ICU.

Queensland Health has now tested 46,845 people with a positive test rate of just 1.6 per cent, below the national average of 1.88 per cent.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today announced further measures to ensure people in quarantine or self-isolation are adhering to their order.

It’s hoped the move will not only limit the further spread of the virus, but ease the pressure on Queensland Health who are forced to contact thousands of people who may have come into contact with an infected person.

Since the end of January, 40,212 quarantine or isolation orders have been issued to Queenslanders.

Extra resources are being poured into monitoring those people, with Attorney-General Yvette D’ath to oversee the efforts.

People who flout their order could face fines of up to $13,345.

“This is really important, we need to be throwing everything we have at this to make sure we are helping Health to do this enormous job,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said on Tuesday.

“They have a unit of 500 people doing contact tracing, so we will throw whatever we need at it, so any extra, additional resources, Dr Young needs, my Government will deliver.”

“This is a time for all of us who don’t need to be out and about to remain in our own home so we minimise the spread, that’s really important.”

The Attorney-General will be assisted by law enforcement agencies and the Department of Justice to ensure compliance.

“We need the public to understand this, these are not voluntary orders. They are enforceable at law and they will be enforced,” Ms D’ath said.

“This is the only way we can save lives in this state, making sue that anyone who has received a notice to quarantine or isolate understands the significance of that order.

“We need them to understand, you can’t pop down to the shops, you can’t go out for a walk, you should not be leaving your home if you are on a quarantine or self-isolation order.”

Of the 743 positive tests, Queensland Health has contacted around 50,000 people who they may have come into contact with.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young says the crackdown is a really important step and will further limit the spread and ease pressure on Queensland Health staff.

“So we don’t have to contact trace those hundreds of people for each case, we will only need to contact trace for people in the home and for people who are out at work,” Dr Young said.

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Australia should’ve stand firm and closed our borders back when we first knew about this biological warfare it’s too late for Australia now we are going to end up like Italy. Scomo closed Australian borders that should mean no one can enter our country no matter what. Stand your grounds Scomo enough is enough this will be blood on your hands. The government is still allowing infected disease people in our country from overseas. Ruby Princess Cruise should not have been allowed to let them people off that cruiser into Sydney. New restrictions state borders are closed shouldve been enforced… Read more »

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Rose

Annastacia, why don’t you grow some you are weak and oblivious to it all.. QLD is going to be like Sydney and Victoria if you don’t make a harsh stance and stop them from entering QLD State. Our borders from State to State should have been closed back as early as January 2020 and we wouldn’t have it as bad as it is now. People should’ve been all exempted from the recent election and now the latest news yesterday where govt has no insisted elderly to stay at home not go out umm but yet govt does not put a… Read more »

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Instead of playing the blame game try some encouragement for our leaders during these momentus historic days, we have no idea what roadblocks they need to detour around to implement changes, and I’m sure that fingers will be pointed for years after this virus is contained. In this age of technology the travellers would have known the risks before boarding the ship unfortunately human nature mentality is ‘it won’t happen to me’ now we need to, and encourage others to stay home in an attempt to ease the presure on our front line workers. If you need to blame someone… Read more »

Ray
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Ray

The premier of qld is only protecting herself to run the election was negligent how many were exposed to to the viriuose no one knows but do they care no its all about money and glory hope it was worth it to kill people and get away with it it in the real world it is called murder

Michael
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Michael

Blood is not on Scott Morrison’s hands .Its comments like yours that CREATE conspiracy theories based upon your own opinion. Be more positive I personally believe as an Aussie we have the right to have an opinion but at this time and crises don’t panic the people any further According to your theories why let Australians who traveled abroad come HOME KNOW THEY CHOSE TO TRAVEL AS AUSTRALIANS WE DONT WHINGE AND WHINE WE ROLL UP OUR SLEEVES STAY AT HOME GARDENING SPENT TIME WITH THOSE WE LIVE WITH AND MAINTAIN PHONE CONTACT WITH THOSE WE LOVE STAY SAFE STAY… Read more »

Brian
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Brian

It’s easy to criticise our government is doing a great job. The only people coming in to our country now are australians

WTF
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WTF

Australia’s population is 24.6 million ( MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!! ) we have slightly higher then 3000 cases. Our entire freedom is taking away from us. If the infected cases was 300.000 yes would make sense to go extreme on the rules of the law enforced if i may point out catching the virus is not a DEATH sentence. . .
Right now at this current time the whole world is been treated like one big gigantic PRISON is it not ??

Marc Edward Jarman
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Marc Edward Jarman

300,000 cases may be where we’re heading in Australia, at least… I hope not, if I heard the health minister and his medical guy this arvo right, Aus health are putting in place 7,500 ventilators, just for Coronavirus I believe. I heard a US surgeon say that 5% of covid-19 cases in America require an ICU bed, of which half of those cases will require a ventilator, 300,000 x 2.5% is 7,500, and that’s not accounting for repeat uses of the ventilator… I hope my numbers are wrong, I hope I misinterpreted the health ministers medical guy, or that Australia’s… Read more »

Jack
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Jack

One person dies in Australia from Cardiac Arrest every 12 minutes…….should I keep going with death statistics for other things?

Meena swan
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Meena swan

This is not about a virus, this is about control. It is about restructuring society to give the psychopaths in power more power over the people. It is about destroying small business, automation of the workforce. This is about control. People have been brainwashed by the powers that be the numbers are low compared to even the common flu. Wake up people before it is to late. And ask why are they hyping this up and trying to keep everyone indoors.

Brent
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Brent

Funny that, forced the elections to go forward though. She is a Disgrace

Brendan
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Brendan

Wow, look how many sheep there are, it’s a f##king hoax, wake up people!!!

Brendan
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Brendan

Viruses are not alive, you can’t catch a virus like the media portrays, it’s not contagious, the only way to catch a virus is to have it injected (vaccine) , do some f##king research before you start s***ting in your pants, and then when you realise what is actually going on here give yourself a big pat on the back for being such a fool, you’ve been deceived.

Caria
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Caria

Brendan … no need to abuse people because you supposedly are the Oracle of wisdom.
SO… everyone that’s got it was injected?
I realise many saying it’s a hoax, thousands HAVE died too. Different strength in strain seems to affect different parts of the world. I know our powers are being stripped+ economy will HAVE to change after this BUT not SURE about the rest of it. Rumours abound re: depopulation, one world gov’t, cash less society, Unfortunately.. EVERYTHING is NOT what IT seems…

Brendan
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Brendan

Viruses are already in your immune system and when there are season changes your body automatically goes through detoxification to get rid of all the s*** these elites try to feed the sheep, if they want you to have the coronavirus then you’re gonna have it. People die all the time, that’s nothing new but they’re just putting the spotlight on a fairly mild version of your body cleansing itself and scaring people to death with it while they take any freedom you thought you had left, the virus is f##king idiots like you spreading fear.

Caria
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Caria

Actually I’m in that “compromised” health range, heart, autoimmune and low white blood cells…but thanks for calling me a f!#&£/+= idiot. I’m actually trying to source as much info as I can to garnering informed opinion as opposed to a politically driven or media hyped one. I’m not sure what you have that makes you so condemning or abusive in nature, but I HOPE they find a cure for IT as that seems to be just as contagious if one looks at how people are/react. Thanks for taking the time out OF YOUR day to explain.

Brendan
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Brendan

Don’t take it personally, just gotta see what’s going on here. You’ll be fine, don’t even worry about it, just treat it like the normal flu because that’s exactly what the numbers indicate, years gone by have been much worse, where was the hysteria then? It’s absolute bulls***

Caria
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Caria

Thanks.
I was in hospital 6 times last year. I don’t want to go back. There’s so much 🐂💩being said… I just want the truth. Anyway, thanks for a reasonable reply’ it’s too early in the morning to leave a stench on ANOTHER day in the life of HUMANITY.
Enjoy your day🙇✊

Brendan
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Brendan

Sorry Caria, I ‘m trying to send a link to some good information through but they keep taking it down, if I could get your email somehow I’ll send a few links through that should ease your mind a bit.

Caria
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Caria

Ohhh hey…that’s VERY nice of you BUT to be honest I don’t want to put my email address up on a public site. lm. Sorry if that sounds paranoid. I’m becoming a bit if a sleuth😉 due to all the stuff I’m having to trowel through and let’s face it many of us have a fair whack of time on our hands at present, so, if you want just put some names etc up and I’ll go from there🙏 I did try to see if there’s another way to leave you a message/email/number but there’s NOT… I do appreciate your… Read more »

Brendan
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Brendan

Richie from Boston on YouTube is on point and has been since the start of January, you’ve gotta see all the evidence he presents over the past few months and specifically the last post as of this moment on thecrowehouse on YouTube.

Caria
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Caria

AWESOME…Thank YOU.
I’ll check it out pronto as always interested on what info 🚬🔫is on offer..I believe nothing is a coincidence…hence this conversation and further(hopefully) illumination.

Caria
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Caria

Wow your right their taking out the emails with links.
Anyway, 1st one I listened to spoke of the 🚬🔫 how’s THAT!
Agree with him. Icke has a fair bit to say too, that’s seems plausible.
Wonder if you’ll get this message.
Stay …safe…woke…😉

Michael Glover
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Michael Glover

If they didn’t have the election maybe the numbers might of been lower I understand that we need leadership in this crisis but the ones we HADE in place would of DONE for now
Kind Regards Michael Glover

Beau
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Beau

They need to expect a spike in new cases after they threatened fines to those who did not vote in tge local government elections…
So far the spread in cases have been caused by govt stuff ups…customs Letting ships in without telling passengers.. Cues for center link offices, schools remaining open ect.. M
Yet we pay the price for their ignorance.. Stupidt***s!!

Crizian
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Crizian

I just a simple person.. not politician..not a scientists.. I hear others and their opinions regarding the Covid 9 and groverment Virus that can actually take a person life from them..especially our elders and our young children are so easily threaten by the virus as they are vulnerable to the virus..including those that have severe illness are vulnerable as well.. that is a large percentage of Australi’s population.. passing blame and even people going into fear base emotions don’t resolve the issues at hand of today.. There are other Virus can be air bound..travel a distance to land on another… Read more »