No new COVID-19 cases as QLD kids return to school

Queensland has once again recorded no new cases of coronavirus, as thousands more students headed back to the classroom today.

The State’s total has also been revised down by five to 1056.

Two cases reported on Saturday have since been confirmed as being managed in New South Wales.


Three other cases reported in April and May have since been found to be invalid.

Just 12 of the total cases remain active across Queensland.

It comes as school across the State welcomed back students in years 2 to 10 after weeks of remote learning.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it’s “wonderful” to see the whole school community back together.

“I want to thank all the school communities for getting the schools prepared, all the effort that’s gone in, the cleaning and the COVID-safe plans and the rapid response plans are in place if there was to be an outbreak,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“We’re not out of the woods yet, we need to take each day as it comes, each week as it comes and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that Queenslanders will continue to flatten that curve.”

Education Minister Grace Grace says it’s an important day that they didn’t think would happen so soon.

“It is extraordinary that we are here when we were thinking a few weeks ago where we were with COVID-19, the flattening of that curve has allowed us now to welcome all the students and children back to school and it’s excellent,” Ms Grace said.

The Minister is also urging families to do the right thing if students are unwell.

“Obviously, if students are sick or if parents are sick, to please remain at home, now is not the time to send your child if they’re not feeling well to school.

“Can I assure all parents and school staff that we have the necessary cleaning and hygiene in place so that we can be sure the whole school community is safe during these unprecedented times.”

Meantime the Premier has confirmed that the number of patrons allowed in restaurants, cafes, pubs and clubs could be increased.

Stage two of the recovery roadmap has flagged 20 customers at a time from June 13, but that could be boosted to 50.

“It says very clearly in the roadmap if they have COVID plans in place we ave a series of meetings with industry this week, they have done a lot of work and if the COVID-safe plans are in place they will be allowed to have more in, so at the end of this month we’ll be able to make that decision.”

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