Queensland COVID-19 – Friday April 24 – Testing, monitoring, tracing


Testing for COVID-19 will be widened again, quarantine enforcement is proving effective, and more public servants will be trained for contact tracing, as another two new cases maintain the recent trend of low figures.

There remain 282 active cases with 738 recoveries and six deaths for a total of 1026.

94,977 tests have been conducted and will now include anyone with acute respiratory symptoms.

Testing was originally only for people with symptoms after returning from overseas or who had been in contact with a confirmed case. It was then expanded to anyone with acute respiratory symptoms in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns.

The Health Minister said that had now been further expanded so that anyone across the state who had fever (or history of fever) or acute respiratory symptoms could get tested.

Also today:

  • The Attorney-General announced 500 more public servants would be trained to be ready to enhance contact tracing with public health units across Queensland. 
  • A statewide blitz to monitor and enforce coronavirus quarantine orders has shown that 93 per cent of individuals were complying and staying home as required. 
  • The Palaszczuk Government has enacted the moratorium on evictions, with a Practice Guide formalising the temporary requirements and protections for tenancies. 
  • The Chief Health Officer Premier said she looked forward to seeing a detailed proposal from the NRL about resuming the Rugby League season.

She also said she had always stressed the importance of exercise for everyone, and she encouraged people to exercise within their community.


New: 2  Total: 1026  Deaths: 6  Recovered: 738  Active: 282  Tests: 94,977




Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Community Coronavirus COVID-19 Health & Wellness Law & Safety Political Queensland Government

Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade :
PO Box 15185, City East, Queensland 4002, Queensland Wide
07 3224 4500
Annastacia Palaszczuk : Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Qld COVID-19 – Mon May 25: Back to school / cases reduced / restaurant talks 25 May 2020 | Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has thanked school communities for getting ready for back to school, as zero new cases of COVID-19 and a revision of previous figures show a drop in the overall number of confirmed... More information...
All Queensland school students back in the classroom for Term 2 25 May 2020 | Queensland school students have returned to classrooms today with in-classroom learning resuming for all years. More information...
Luhrmanns lend hand for Queensland students 23 May 2020 | Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed a partnership with film legend Baz Luhrmann’s daughter Lilly to help international students impacted by COVID-19. More information...
Qld COVID-19 – Fri May 22: Public transport COVID-safe / no new cases again 22 May 2020 | COVID-safe public transport measures have been highlighted, as the Queensland public’s co-operation with COVID-19 health directions continues to result in encouraging figures, with no new infections confirmed... More information...
Qld COVID-19 – Thu May 21: Altered holiday for altered times / no new cases 21 May 2020 | There remain 12 active cases, 1040 recovered and six deaths for a total of 1058. More information...
A people's weekend to boost tourism 21 May 2020 | This Year’s Ekka Show Holiday will move to create a one-off long weekend giving locals the chance for a mini-break and our tourism industry a much-needed boost. More information...
Qld COVID-19 – Wed May 20: More regional stimulus / testing important 20 May 2020 | More investment in regional infrastructure has been announced to further boost Queensland’s COVID-19 economic reset, as one new case and one more recovery are added to the health figures. More information...
Infrastructure bonanza to create hundreds of new jobs in regional Queensland 20 May 2020 | Tens of millions worth of infrastructure investment will fuel the economic recovery of regional and remote Queensland, with 48 new council projects backed by the Palaszczuk Government’s $365 million Building our... More information...
Qld COVID-19 – Mon May 19: Unite and recover as curve stays flat 19 May 2020 | Positive health results have paved the way for the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 economic recovery strategy, as no new cases and another recovery keep the curve flat. More information...
Cyclone resilience program to kickstart regional job recovery 19 May 2020 | The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a renewed regional Household Resilience Program as part of its Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs stimulus package. More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service