Qld COVID-19 – Mon May 18: Eased restrictions go well / Funds for regions


Regional workers and families recovering financially from the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from the Palaszczuk Government’s resources community fund, as health officials confirm two more cases and one more recovery since yesterday.

There are now 13 active cases, 1038 recovered and six deaths for a total of 1057.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she had good feedback from the lifting of restrictions on the weekend.

“From all reports the weekend went very well – it was the two week mark from when we had previously begun lifting some restrictions to allow people to move outside, and by all reports everyone was very happy with how it went,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The Chief Health Officer said there had been only 14 new cases confirmed in 14 days – and 13 of them had been acquired overseas.

“But it is really important though that everyone considered getting tested whether or not you've been overseas - if you have any symptoms, no matter how mild or you're concerned, it is vital to immediately come forward and be tested,” she said.

As the health situation continues to show positive signs, regional communities will get more funding for the post-COVID recovery, from the Resources Community Infrastructure Fund.

The Treasurer said the Fund would deliver $100 million over three years towards projects to improve economic and social infrastructure in Queensland’s resources communities.

Also today:

  • The Health Minister has asked his Director-General to commission an independent investigation into the case which emerged at an aged care facility in Rockhampton, in addition to an investigation already underway by the district health service.


Added: 2  Active: 13  Recovered: 1038  Deaths:  Total: 1057  Tests: 155,755




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