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Virus fight: Another zero day, but ‘don’t mess it up’

QUEENSLAND has again recorded no new cases of coronavirus in the past day, making it just eight cases in the past seven days.

Health Minister Steven Miles said 11 people were being treated in hospital, with four in intensive care units.


QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk with the latest coronavirus update. For rolling coverage watch Sky News Australia on Foxtel or visit

Posted by Courier Mail on Thursday, 30 April 2020


As the state prepares for the easing of some restrictions from tonight, Mr Miles urged Queenslanders to "not mess it up" this weekend.

With non-essential travel permitted effectively from tomorrow morning, parks and picnic grounds are expected to be among prime destinations for many who have endured weeks of lockdown.

Shopping is also allowed and even sitting on a park bench is permitted.

The only proviso is that residents mingle with members of their own household and for those who are single, they can hang out with one other person. People are restricted to travelling no further than 50km from their home.

Despite the easing of restrictions, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young wants the public to adhere to the restrictions today.

"Queenslanders are reminded to continue staying home as much as possible, and stay in their suburb when undertaking essential activities such as going to the supermarket or exercising," she said.

The state's COVID-19 tally sits at 1033 and just 84 active cases stand between Queensland and a clean slate after no new confirmed COVID-19 sufferers were announced on Thursday.

"In the last seven days, we have had just eight new cases of COVID-19; that number would have been hard to believe just a few weeks ago," Health Minister Steven Miles said yesterday.


Originally published as Virus fight: Another zero day, but 'don't mess it up'