Queensland COVID-19 Update – Friday, April 3

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has applauded Queenslanders for responding positively to community measures in the joint battle against COVID-19.

“I see people are doing the right thing. They are social distancing. They are staying close in their suburbs and that is what we need people to do,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

However the Premier encouraged the public to stay disciplined for the long haul.

“The evidence is telling me we are about two to three weeks behind New South Wales and the peak could be in July, August or September,” she said.

“I know this is a lot of change to take in but we’re all going through it together.

“If we get through this over the next six months, I hope to see that things can start returning to some kind of normality.”


Mackay health to receive up to $70 million in extra funding and six new paramedics.

Big business urged to pay their small business suppliers on time.

Easter Bunny granted exemption* to enter Queensland.



  • New: 39
  • Total: 873
  • Deaths: 4
  • Tests: More than 53,000

The majority of cases are patients who have travelled overseas or had direct contact with a confirmed case who had travelled overseas.


“…an owner…or person in control of a residence may allow up to two visitors who are not ordinarily members of the person’s household.”

Please refer to www.qld.gov.au/border-pass

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