Queensland shuts down national parks, picnic areas, and 4WD tracks while the third person dies from the corona virus
Can’t go go bush: Queensland closes all national parks, picnic areas, and 4WD tracks while a third person dies in the state
- An 85-year-old man died of the coronavirus in Toowoomba, Queensland
- The prime minister said that the national parks are off limits and the border is completely closed
- Annastacia Palaszczuk said that hundreds of people are still trying to cross the border
- Stricter measures will be imposed from Friday to stop the virus
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Queensland is closing all national parks, hiking trails and all-wheel drive terrain as the death toll from COVID-19 rises to three and the border closes completely from midnight.
A man has died in hospital after contracting the coronavirus in Queensland, bringing the state’s death toll to three.
Darling Downs, 85, died at night in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane. His death brings the national toll to 24.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) tackles nonessential travel by closing national parks and tightening border controls amid the corona virus pandemic
Anyone who does not have a government-issued permit will not be allowed to cross the NSW border to Queensland from Friday
In total, four Queenslanders have now died, including one who died in Sydney after being infected while on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docking there.
Queensland authorities confirmed on Thursday that another 57 people have been infected with the virus, bringing the total to 835.
Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk expands Queensland’s coronavirus performance as people continue to ignore non-essential travel bans.
All national parks are closed to the public, as are hiking trails, picnic areas, camping areas, swimming holes, and lookouts starting Friday.
An 85-year-old man from Toowoomba in Queensland has died, bringing the number of coronavirus cases in Australia to 24
Hundreds of people are still trying to enter Queensland, despite the state closing the border with NSW.
Anyone who is not licensed by the state from Friday to prove that they have a legitimate reason for cross-border travel will be refused entry.
Trucks are exempt, as are travel for work and medical reasons.
“Hundreds of people are still crossing our border,” the prime minister told Seven Network before warning, “No permit, no Friday.”
A police officer speaks with sunbathers on a beach on the Gold Coast on Thursday, the QLD prime minister has said she can close beaches
High fines are imposed for breaking border restrictions because states are trying to slow down the corona virus
Ms. Palaszczuk said that all Australians should prepare for a long period of life under severe restrictions, including not leaving home unless absolutely necessary.
“I’ve been hearing for at least six months. If we flatten that curve, we won’t reach the peaks until mid-year, ”she said.
The prime minister also threatens to shut down Queensland beaches, with people continuing to ignore social distance.
“If people don’t stick to social distance, we’ll have to act hard. So last warning everyone. “
A charter plane with 222 Australians and 28 New Zealanders stranded in Nepal landed in Brisbane on Thursday.
The group is forced to quarantine for 14 days under strict measures to stop the import of new cases of coronavirus.
A group of 222 Australians flew to Brisbane after the group was rescued from Nepal
Nepal is now locked and governments around the world have been working to get their citizens out, fearing that the small country’s health system cannot cope.
Returning home, Queenslanders were urged to join a ‘care army’ to help the elderly through the crisis.
Under the scheme, government officials match older people who are at home with volunteers who will help them with tasks such as grocery shopping and pharmacy supplies.
“If we can protect our seniors, we can prevent them from being hospitalized or in intensive care and potentially save lives,” said Palaszczuk.
The plane landed safely in Brisbane on Thursday afternoon with passengers now entering 14-day quarantine