Public health alert issued over new Queensland COVID-19 case
Mr Miles stated not each passenger would want to quarantine however they’d all be given well being recommendation.
“They are going to be requested questions on their well being for the reason that flight on April 22,” he stated.
“Those that have been in shut proximity to the particular person could also be requested to enter quarantine by our well being officers.”
Mr Miles stated Queensland had solely 63 energetic circumstances, with 4 COVID-19 sufferers in intensive care in Queensland hospitals.
“Fortunately 965 sufferers have recovered.”
Contact tracing is continuous for passengers on Virgin Australia Flight VA341 from Melbourne to Brisbane, particularly these in rows 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, who had shut contact with one other COVID-19 affected person. These efforts have been underway since final week.
Saturday is the primary day of an experiment in easing some restrictions on individuals’s on a regular basis lives.
It should take two weeks earlier than officers know whether or not they can efficiently juggle suppressing the virus whereas permitting individuals to maneuver round somewhat extra freely.
“If we do not mess this up, we’ll have the ability to get extra of our freedoms again,” Mr Miles added.
Non-essential journey is allowed however there are nonetheless limits.
Individuals are restricted to spending time with members of their very own household whereas those that are single can spend time with one different particular person.
Picnics, hikes and searching for clothes and footwear are permitted however all Queenslanders should keep inside 50 kilometres of their residence.
“From what I’ve seen in the present day, Queenslanders are doing an amazing job,” Mr Miles stated.
The Minister famous that within the botanic gardens – the place his media convention was held – individuals have been having fun with being exterior, however being cautious to social distance between household teams.
He stated the space restrict could be relaxed in coming weeks to offer residents in areas the place there have been no COVID-19 circumstances the chance to drive additional.
“It should take us a number of weeks to see what the impacts of those adjustments might be and we might be able to get extra of our freedoms again,” he stated.
Anybody who broke the restrictions was “risking all of our freedoms”.
“All of us need to get extra freedoms again: to get again to work, get again to our sporting actions and again to socialising with our households and pals,” he stated.
“These people who find themselves leaping the gun, who’re breaking the regulation, effectively they’re placing all of that in danger for us and operating the danger of very substantial fines.”
The federal government on Saturday launched a sequence of bodily challenges for Queenslanders referred to as Boost Your Healthy, set by sports activities stars together with boxer Jeff Horn and Queensland Firebird’s objective assault Gretel Tippett.
“The primary problem is the 10,000 steps problem,” Mr Miles stated.
“We’re difficult all Queenslanders to do 10,000 steps and we hope to get a billion steps.”
– With AAP
Tony Moore is a senior reporter on the Brisbane Occasions