HOW MANY CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE IN QUEENSLAND?
* As of Monday 987 cases have been confirmed in Queensland
* Almost 45 per cent of those have since recovered, and the rate of infection is dropping
* Five people have died
* Most of the cases have been in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast
Monday, 13 April – coronavirus cases in Queensland:— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) April 13, 2020
• 7 new confirmed cases
• 987 total confirmed cases
• 73,170 tests conducted
Sadly, five Queenslanders have died from coronavirus. 442 patients have recovered.#coronavirusaustralia pic.twitter.com/yMCmQpj204
HOW ARE WE GOING WITH LOCKDOWN MEASURES?
Since March 27:
* Police have issued 754 fines for breaches of social distancing orders
* 1494 vehicles have been turned back at the border
* 42 people have been refused entry to Qld at domestic airports
CAN MY KIDS GO TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK?
* Schools will switch to remote learning in term two
* However schools will remain open for children of essential workers and vulnerable students
* The message is: If you can keep your kids home, do so
* This will be reviewed on May 22
BREAKING: Queensland school students will learn at home for the first five weeks of Term 2, with schools only open for the children of essential workers. The move to the home-based learning model starts on Monday, 20 April and will be in place until at least Friday, 22 May. pic.twitter.com/mWhHzkVuZW— Annastacia Palaszczuk (@AnnastaciaMP) April 13, 2020
WHAT ABOUT CHILDCARE AND KINDY?
* The federal and state governments are subsidising these services, to make them free for those children who cannot be kept at home
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