Queenslanders head to the polls for council elections during coronavirus pandemic | ABC News

Queensland has had 70 new COVID-19 cases overnight, bringing the state’s total to 625.

It comes as more than 1 million Queenslanders head to polling booths across the state today, minus the democracy sausage sizzles and how-to-vote cards.

Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said she had no concerns about people heading out to vote.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • U.S. to lift travel restrictions on fully vaccinated foreigners in November
  • In This Story: Queensland

    Queensland (QLD) is an Australian state covering the continent’s northeast, with a coastline stretching nearly 7,000km. Its offshore Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, hosts thousands of marine species. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest. The capital, Brisbane, is flanked by the surfing beaches of the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

    5 Recent Items: Queensland

  • New claims that Queensland won’t open its borders until 90 per cent double vaccination | 7NEWS
  • Queensland Police relaunch Triple Zero calls campaign | 7NEWS
  • Queensland’s Moderna vaccine rollout to begin on Wednesday | 7NEWS
  • Outback tourism attracts school groups, glampers, jetsetters | Queensland | ABC News
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