Queensland COVID-19 – Wednesday, April 8

Tens of thousands of Queenslanders had been at risk of dying from coronavirus without the vital health measures that have been put in place, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

“We must comply with the laws to make sure our loved ones don’t die,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“I have to be very stark about this. The initial modelling was that if we didn’t flatten the curve, over 30,000 Queenslanders could have lost their lives.

“So we all have to work at this together and everyone is doing a terrific job, with today’s figures showing nine new cases and 345 recovered.”

Meanwhile the Premier today announced in relation to domestic violence:

  • A $5.5 million boost to help manage demand for services during COVID-19
  • The DV Summit scheduled for this month will be held virtually next month
  • A domestic and family violence reporting tool is available via the QPS website.

“We know during this time of home isolation, being in your home can present its own challenges for women and for children. We are here to help you,” the Premier said.

Also today:

  • Travel to Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Moorgumpin (Moreton Island) and K’gari (Fraser Island) is now restricted to residents and workers.

“Anyone thinking about going to those places for a holiday, do not go,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Easter this year is not the time for a holiday trip. Now is the time to stay in your suburb.”



  • New: 9 Total: 943 Deaths: 5 Recovered: 345 Active: 593 Tests: 63,552

Most cases are patients who went overseas or contacted a patient who went overseas. The Chief Health Officer has ordered more testing for community transmission.


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