Queensland records zero new cases as police praise locals for behaviour

Queensland has recorded zero new cases of coronavirus, following the first day of people being given more freedoms.

Stage One of the State Government’s recovery plan kicked in yesterday, allowing restaurants, cafes and beauty salons to reopen with a maximum of 10 customers at a time.

Outdoor bootcamps with up to 10 people were also given the green-light, along with recreational roadtrips up to 150km from home.


Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said at a press conference a short time ago that she’s extremely proud of today’s numbers.

“Once again, well done Queensland,” she said.

“Queensland has done a mighty job.”

There are now just twelve active cases across Queensland, with the state’s total remaining at 1055.

Police have also praised locals for their efforts on the first weekend of relaxed restrictions.

Just ten infringement notices have been issued to people flouting virus rules in past 24 hours.

State Disaster Coordinator Steve Gollschewski said despite the predominately positive weekend, Queenslanders need to continue using their commonsense.

“We’re very pleased with how things have gone this weekend, we’ve seen plenty of people out and about enjoying the new relaxations,” Gollschewski said.

“Most of the interactions with police and the community when they haven’t got it right has been very positive… So when people have understood what is required of them they have been very compliant and have worked with police.

“The reminder has to go out to people, that if you do see places that are crowded and there are a number of people gathering around, not to go in there, to exercise some discretion and judgement.

“If you do go out into the community, please make sure you are continuing to abide by the social distancing rules.”

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