Qld COVID-19 – Mon Jun 1: Tourism, travel boost / no new cases for four days

Tourism regions throughout the state will benefit from the Stage 2 easing of restrictions, with no new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Queensland for the fourth day in a row.

There are five active cases, 1046 recovered and seven deaths for a total of 1058.

Speaking in Cairns, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said tourism was being kick started because the health response had been so strong.

“I really want to thank Queenslanders for listening. Keep up the handwashing, keep up the social distancing and we will get through this together as we now can accelerate our economic recovery,” Ms Palaszczuk said

“We know how important the tourism sector is for Queensland. So, I’m encouraging Queenslanders to get out of the house, to get into their car, and to book accommodation somewhere in Queensland that you haven’t been before.”

The Premier said other decisions about restrictions were also on the agenda going forward.

“National Cabinet will be considering more data in a couple of weeks, we will be looking at that very closely, and our next review is at the end of this month,” she said.

Also today:

  • The Tourism Minister met with Gold Coast operators to discuss the benefits of lifting restrictions.

“We’re urging Queenslanders to come to the Coast to support local businesses. Eat at a local restaurant, grab a coffee, stay at a local hotel,” she said.


Added: 0 Active: 5 Recovered: 1046 Deaths: 7 Total: 1058 Tests: 197,367




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