26 September 2023

Coronavirus: Keep calm and carry on

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged Queenslanders to continue with their normal daily routines as Government Agencies work to manage the State’s response to the Novel Coronavirus situation.

After the third meeting of the Disaster Management Committee in as many days, the Premier was joined by Minister for Health, Steven Miles in urging everyone to pay attention to the Chief Health Officer’s advice.

“Everyone should continue their normal daily routines except for a small portion of the community recently returned or arriving from China,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Those people need to be self-quarantined.”

The Chinese Women’s Football Team remains in quarantine in a Brisbane hotel. The Premier said none of that touring group had shown symptoms.

Ms Palaszczuk said some of Queensland’s Chinese community had reported discrimination based on fear and misinformation in recent days.

“Queenslanders are at their best at times like this; we stick together,” she said.

“Every measure we can take is being taken.”

Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young said that, following a request from Queensland, the Federal Government had provided a list of Queenslanders aged under 18 who had recently returned from China, including Hong Kong.

“Queensland Health and Education Queensland have worked to compile the contact details of the parents of the 3,760 young Queenslanders on this list,” Dr Young said.

“The advice is that children who have visited China (including Hong Kong) should not attend school, childcare or TAFE until 14 days after the date of their departure from China (including Hong Kong),” she said.

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