The Queensland Premier has confirmed another low amount of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
Just three more people have tested positive, bringing the total to 1,033 unless health authorities choose to revise that number this morning.
It comes as the sunshine state prepares to lift certain restrictions from this weekend, including letting people have picnics, go to national parks and get back to non-essential shopping.
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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told Sunrise that authorities will keep a close eye on what happens.
“We’ve said we’re going to start this from midnight on Friday, and we really want it to stay in place, but it’s going to depend on how people behave.
“Queenslanders have been listening and doing the right thing, and I think this will help.
“Queenslanders will also be able to go and do non-essential shopping. I know they’ve been a bit concerned – can we go and buy a new fridge? can we go shopping at retail?
“And this sort of says to them – yes you can, but once again, social distancing is key.
“And we’ll be writing to the big retail centres this week as well, to ensure that they’re putting in place social distancing measures.
“Because the public want to have confidence that where they are going is Covid safe,” the Premier told Sunrise.
While Gold Coast Council is expected to decide whether or not to reopen The Spit and all beach carparks this week as well.
IT comes after Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta beaches were open again last week.
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