By Juliano Oliveira
Queensland has recorded no new cases of COVID-19 in the state since the weekend, authorities have announced today (20).
The number of cases remains at 1019. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says it is an absolutely tremendous effort.
“If you can keep this up over the coming weeks, I’m sure that is going to mean that will be able to make some changes and ease some of these restrictions on the population”.
“I’m overjoyed today that we have seen this result…of course, we will still be having people coming back from overseas, still got people in quarantine… But, from our large population in QLD, nearly 5 million people, to have 0 cases…I think its been 81 days since we have had that record,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeannette Young, praised the results but highlighted that Queenslanders would still need to follow restrictions for a while.
“That means all of the strategies that are in place are working and, more important, Queenslanders have heard the message and are following them,” she said.
“There are some things we can do, of course, and those are the things we will be looking at carefully.
“Where we can remove some of those restrictions that we feel won’t lead to a bounce-back in those numbers of cases.”