Queensland teachers have announced they will strike this week, if the state government doesn’t close schools amidst the coronavirus crisis.
New measures introduced overnight mean that pubs, clubs, restaurants, gyms and many other businesses will be closing as of midday today.
Though the medical advice still says that schools are safe to remain open.
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Just today, one school in Brisbane has had to close its doors, with three parents testing positive over the weekend.
Over the border, New South Wales is keeping its schools open, though the state government is encouraging parents to keep students home wherever possible.
While in Victoria, school holidays have been brought forward to this week.
The Queensland Teachers Union announced this morning that teachers are becoming increasingly concerned for their own welfare, and will move to strike action if the government doesn’t act.
It’s understood Union representatives will be meeting with the education minister this afternoon to further discuss the matter.