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Students in Queensland will no longer go to school from next week because of the fears of the corona virus

Students in Queensland will no longer go to school from next week because of the fears of the corona virus

  • The schools in Queensland will go ‘student-free’ from next week if the pandemic worsens
  • Schools remain open to children of essential workers, such as nurses
  • The movement is because the state closed its borders during the Corona virus crisis
  • Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

As of next week, schools in Queensland will be ‘student-free’ during the coronavirus pandemic.

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk issued the student-free directive on Thursday.

Schools remain open to children of essential workers.

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk issued the student-free directive on Thursday

Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk issued the student-free directive on Thursday

“I know that the community has had many mixed reactions and we have listened,” said Ms. Palaszczuk.

“I think it is very important that we take care of our schools across the state to ensure that our workforce and their students can go to school.”

Grace Grace, Queensland’s secretary of education, said key workers included health workers such as nurses and doctors and supermarket staff.

“This is unprecedented history and unprecedented times.

“Therefore, next week, the teachers will enable our teachers to prepare to learn at home and meet students’ curriculum requirements when we work out exactly what will happen in the future.”

The move comes as the state closes its borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Australia currently has 2,675 confirmed cases and 11 people have died after contracting the deadly disease.

CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 2.675

New South Wales: 1,219

Victoria: 520

Queensland: 443

Western Australia: 205

South Australia: 197

Australian Capital Territory: 44

Tasmania: 42

Northern Territory: 5

TOTAL CASES: 2,675

DEAD: 11

Queensland joined the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Tasmania and South Australia at midnight to midnight on Wednesday by closing the borders.

New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT still have open borders.

Australia registered a peak in business on Wednesday evening, with 190 in New South Wales alone.

Victoria’s total rose to 520 diagnosed cases of respiratory infection, up from 54 as of Wednesday.

A 68-year-old man from Queensland died Wednesday afternoon after contracting the virus aboard a cruise ship that docked in Sydney last week.

Queensland Health said the man had a “serious underlying medical condition before contracting the virus.”

The eastern suburbs of Sydney have the highest rates of coronavirus in the state after an overnight rise, bringing the total in New South Wales to 1,219.

South East Sydney has between 161-320 cases of COVID-19, while the North follows closely with between 81 and 160.

The west and southwest of the city and the Hunter New England region both have between 41 and 80 confirmed cases.

Of the state’s cases, seven people have died and 16 are currently in intensive care.

It comes after several backpackers in Bondi, east of Sydney, tested positive for COVID-19 between Friday and Sunday.

More to come

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