Coronavirus QLD: Everything you need to know today

 

Queensland has recorded zero new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours. It comes as the number of tests conducted climbs beyond 100,000.

However Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has conceded her Government has suffered several hiccups during its response to COVID-19 but isn't concerned about having the lowest approval rating of any premier in Australia.

Unemployed New Zealanders on the Gold Coast are angry they've been told to return home by action Immigration Minister Alan Tudge, saying it's not that simple.

And as more than two million Australians downloaded the COVIDSafe app in the first 24 hours it was available, there was one key question the federal Health Department couldn't answer.
 

Australian hospitals have run out of key drugs they need to put coronavirus patients on ventilators and are warning "the lack of medicines not the lack of ventilators is the biggest threat from COVID-19".

Meanwhile young healthy people in their 30s and 40s are suffering deadly strokes after mild cases of COVID-19 and it's emerging as one of many life-threatening complications of the virus.

Nearly half of all school students risk falling behind under COVID-19 school shutdowns, with one group the most vulnerable.

A Swedish backpacker has gone viral after appearing to dare police to fine her $1200 for flouting social-distancing restrictions while sunbaking on a Gold Coast beach.

It's the Special Buys event that attracts thousands each year. But the cancellation of the Aldi snow gear sale due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left some shoppers angry.

And Australia has been surviving lockdown by turning to one of its most iconic spreads - Vegemite. But it's not just on toast.
 


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