No new cases as State Government spruiks health staff boost

Queensland has once again recorded another day of no new cases of coronavirus.

Today’s figure means there have been only three new cases of the virus recorded in Queensland over the past fortnight.

Just four cases remain active across the whole state, with none of those on the Gold Coast.


It comes as Queensland’s Labor Government today announced they will hire a record 9,475 frontline health staff in Queensland if re-elected this month.

Speaking to reporters from the Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital on Sunday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Labor would hire the additional workers over the next four years.

“We will hire 9,475 more health staff in Queensland including 5,800 nurses, 1,500 doctors, 475 and 1,700 health professionals,” the Premier said.

The new health staff include 682 nurses, 163 doctors and 163 health professionals, which will be based on the Gold Coast.

“Our Economic Plan clearly identifies that keeping Queenslanders healthy and safe is paramount,” Local MP and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said.

It’s understood the jobs will be fully funded as part of Queensland Health’s $19 billion budget.

In the past 24 hours, more than 2400 people were swabbed for COVID-19 in the sunshine state.