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Home Visiting Restrictions Ease

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (Photo: Twitter)

May 7, 2020

Some COVID-19 visiting restrictions have been eased in Queensland, just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend.

Home visit restrictions will ease from Sunday when up to five members of one household will be allowed to visit another household.

“Sunday is Mother’s Day and because Queensland has been doing such a great job, from Sunday up to five members of a household may visit another home,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“That is great news for families.”

There have been two new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State, taking the tally so far to 1045.

Fifty cases are still considered active with 989 patients recovered.

There have been a total of 124,898 tests done in Queensland since the pandemic began.

Nationally, there have been 6875 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 26 new cases reported since 3:00pm on Wednesday. The death toll is 97.

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Following the outbreak of a cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Cedar Meats abattoir in Victoria, Federal, State and Territory Agriculture Ministers have moved to reassure the public there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by food.

“That is the position of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand and other international food regulators,” Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said.

The Victorian regulatory authority and the Federal Department of Agriculture does not intend to recall any products produced at Cedar Meats as they are safe.

There have been 62 confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the abattoir.

The Agriculture Ministers met on Thursday to discuss how the sector is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis.

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Queensland Breakdown

Health Service  Active  Recovered  Deaths Total 
Cairns and Hinterland 3 30 0 33
Central Queensland 0 8 0 8
Central West 0 0 0 0
Darling Downs 0 40 2 42
Gold Coast 11 185 0 196
Mackay 0 15 0 15
Metro North 17 295 3 315
Metro South 16 241 0 257
North West 0 0 0 0
South West 0 0 0 0
Sunshine Coast 2 91 1 94
Torres and Cape 0 0 0 0
Townsville 0 24 0 24
West Moreton 0 37 0 37
Wide Bay 1 23 0 24
Total 50 989 6 1045*

* Queensland Health notes that changes may occur in the number of notifications reported from day-to-day. This is due to updates as new information becomes available or where discrepancies are detected through data quality assurance activities.


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