COVID-19

No Vax Mandate For Fireys

No Vax Mandate For Fireys

Commissioner Greg Leach confirmed on Wednesday Queensland Fire and Emergency Services paid staff will not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

COVID Tally Passes 1000

COVID Tally Passes 1000

More than 1000 people in the South Burnett and Cherbourg areas have officially contracted COVID-19 since the Queensland borders re-opened on December 13.

Vax Clinic At Wondai Hospital

Vax Clinic At Wondai Hospital

Wondai residents have been reminded by Darling Downs Health that a COVID-19 vaccination clinic is running this week at Wondai Hospital.

Prison COVID Tally Hits 454

Prison COVID Tally Hits 454

Corrective Services Commissioner Paul Stewart has praised prison staff who have been dealing with heightened tensions in Queensland jails due to COVID-19 restrictions while at the same working hard to mitigate health risks.

COVID ‘Yet To Peak’ Locally

COVID ‘Yet To Peak’ Locally

The Darling Downs Health region – which includes all the South Burnett and Cherbourg – is yet to reach its peak of the latest COVID-19 wave.

Check-In Scrapped For Shoppers

Check-In Scrapped For Shoppers

Queenslanders no longer have to use the COVID-19 check-in app, except where mandatory vaccinations are required.

Local COVID Cases Break 700

Local COVID Cases Break 700

The South Burnett’s official COVID-19 tally of confirmed cases since the pandemic began has now broken the 700 barrier.

Vax Clinic Coming To Wondai

Vax Clinic Coming To Wondai

A free, walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held in Wondai later this month.

16 Deaths Added To COVID Toll

16 Deaths Added To COVID Toll

The Queensland death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 225, with 16 more people added to the tally by Queensland Health on Wednesday morning.

GRDC Shifts Events Online

GRDC Shifts Events Online

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) – a statutory body which invests farmer levies in research – has moved all its planned grower events online due to COVID.

Local COVID Cases Break 600

Local COVID Cases Break 600

There have now been more than 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the South Burnett Regional Council area during the past month.

Vax Blitz At Local School

Vax Blitz At Local School

Cherbourg State School has been included in a “Back-to-School vaccination blitz” announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on Friday.

Qld Passes COVID Milestones

Qld Passes COVID Milestones

Queensland passed two COVID-19 milestones on Friday: it’s exactly two years since the first case of the “novel coronavirus” was detected in the State; the second is more tragic – the most deaths recorded in a 24-hour period.

COVID Testing Returns To Hospital

COVID Testing Returns To Hospital

COVID-19 testing will return to Kingaroy Hospital from Wednesday (January 26).

Unions Slam Aged Care COVID ‘Chaos’

Unions Slam Aged Care COVID ‘Chaos’

Surveys of members by two unions have painted a devastating picture of life inside aged care facilities in Queensland trying to cope with outbreaks of Omicron.

COVID Death Toll Rises Again

COVID Death Toll Rises Again

Queensland’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 85 following the announcement of the latest 13 deaths on Friday morning.