As Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia announce plans to ease stay-at-home restrictions, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on April 28 that “everything is on the table” in terms of lifting restrictions if cases of the CCP virus continue to decrease.
“Weve seen zero cases today. If we keep seeing that more can be reopened,” she said.
The premier encouraged Queenslanders to download the federal governments new “COVIDSafe” contact tracing app. The more families that sign up the greater the chance to get Queenslands economy open and moving, said Palaszczuk.
Two million Australians downloaded “COVIDSafe” within the first day of its release. “COVIDSafe” is a smartphone app that uses Bluetooth technology to swap and store the phone numbers of devices it stays close to for more than 15 minutes. This means that if one of the phones owners contract COVID-19, health authorities will be able to call that person directly and tell them to get tested.
“This (strong) effort will help protect ourselves, our families, our nurses and our doctors. (Thank you) AUS as we work together to beat this virus,” health minister Greg Hunt wrote on Twitter on April 27.
1.89m people have now downloaded and registered for the #COVIDSafeApp as at 4pm today. Thiseffort will help protect ourselves, our families, our nurses and our doctors. AUS as we work together to beat this virus. Visit an app store & download today.https://t.co/vn3Nof801T
— Greg Hunt (@GregHuntMP) April 27, 2020
Permanently Change How We Interact
Australias Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy has said that we need to change the way we interact permanently, to manage new outbreaks of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus.
Murphy wants to see fewer than Read More – Source