No new cases as police target Qld pubs and clubs

Great news for Queensland today, with the state recording zero new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

There are now just five active infections across the whole state, including one here on the Gold Coast.

However, health authorities are not concerned by the active cases as they all remain under quarantine and pose no threat to the community.


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The total number of Queenslanders who have been diagnosed with the virus since the pandemic began now stands at 1076, with 1,063 patients now fully recovered.

Today’s update comes as Queensland Police continue to crackdown on licenced venues across the state to ensure they’re complying with COVID-19 rules.

The operation follows the announcement by Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young yesterday, that all patrons at pubs, clubs, restaurants and cafes will have to go back to remaining seated.

Almost 300 venues were inspected by officers overnight, however no fines have been issued yet.

Deputy Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says that may change however, with a large number of party-goers still seen flouting the rules.

“We checked 279 licenced premises across Queensland last night… our approach initially will be to educate everyone and make sure they understand that change,” Deputy Commissioner Gollschewski told the Seven network this morning.

“Overall the compliance was pretty good but we’re still seeing some problems with patrons not social distancing either within clubs or outside in lines and also in gaming rooms.

“So we will continue to educate people, but in the coming days as our message gets across we may well change our posture in terms of enforcement if people aren’t listening.”

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Not just the pubs!
Need to start looking at the local shops etc, way to many not observing any distancing.
Makes it hard to do the right and safe thing.
People think this is over!

I am sure we will just continue our drinking in homes and car garages and anywhere there is confined spaces with no air circulation. There is no way people are not going to go out and party and drink. I am not sure why they are even trying to stop it.