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    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Qld COVID-19 – Wed April 22 – More data, crucial legislation, no new cases

    Premier and Minister for Trade
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

    Qld COVID-19 – Wed April 22 – More data, crucial legislation, no new cases

    New data will give communities more oversight of local cases, as important bills are debated in Parliament and no new infections are confirmed for the second time in three days.

    There remain 280 active cases with 738 recoveries and six deaths for a total of 1024. 

    “So well done Queensland, this is just the news that we need, two zero cases this week, and we are really on track to be smashing that curve,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    “But of course we still can’t be complacent, and I want to make sure that we are giving more information to Queenslanders at http://health.qld.gov.au/covid-data.”

    Also today:

    • Parliament passed an appropriation bill to fund more than $4 billion in household, business and health support measures.

    Laws to protect landlords and tenants during the pandemic were also passed.      

    • Aged care facility visitors from next month should have a flu shot, but the Premier and the Chief Health Officer told families that visits were allowed in line with social distancing.

    “There is no need for aged care homes to be in lockdown, families should be able to visit their loved ones,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

    “I am also hearing reports that some aged care facilities are not allowing residents to actually even move out of their room. There is no need for this practice to happen.”

    CASES

    New: 0  Total: 1024  Deaths: 6  Recovered: 738  Active: 280  Tests: 90,168

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