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Home quarantine now enforced with text message compliance measures

People in home quarantine will be forced to respond to a text message within 10 minutes to ensure they're complying with stay-at-home orders. Health Minister Yvette D'Ath announced the new strict check-in measures during State Parliament saying from today, people in home quarantine will be texted randomly giving them 10 minutes...

Premier issues call for Queenslanders to join 'jab army'

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is issuing a call to arms for Queenslanders to join the “jab army” and get vaccinated. “We’ve had the mud army, we’ve had the care army and now I summon Queenslanders to sign up to the jab army,” Ms Palaszczuk told State Parliament. “The only way we protect ourselves...

Investigations under way into fatal collapse at CQ mine

Operations at a Central Queensland mine have ceased while investigations get under way into the nature and cause of a fatal underground collapse. A section of wall or ceiling collapsed at Gregory Crinum mine, north of Emerald on Tuesday night. A man in his 60s was tragically killed and two other people...

Man airlifted off vessel after falling object hits arm

A man has been airlifted from a vessel after a falling metal object possibly fractured his arm. The RACQ Capricorn Rescue helicopter was called out to the vessel 'Grebe Arrow' at 9:50am yesterday. A spokesperson for the service says "a metal object fell and collided with his arm ... resulting in suspected...

Man hospitalised after car hits tree

A car has crashed into a tree in the Central Highlands overnight. A man suffered minor head injuries during the incident on Macaulay Road in Emerald at 8:40pm. Queensland Ambulance report he was taken to Emerald Hospital in a stable condition.

Qlders over 60 now eligible for Pfizer vaccine

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queenslanders over 60 will be able to get the Pfizer vaccine from any of the state-run clinics from this weekend In a social media post, Ms Palaszczuk says this weekend all Queensland Health hubs will be open and walk-ins are welcome.  “In response to Delta, we’re also...
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