Nathan Turner had not labored since November due to some very severe well being issues. He had not left his Queensland city of Blackwater, close to Emerald, since February. Blackwater had no recorded instances of Covid-19. However when the 30-year-old, who had been displaying respiratory signs since early Could, died on the 26th, a postmortem check proved constructive for the virus.
Now his grieving companion is in isolation, and the emergency service employees who responded when he was discovered unresponsive in his residence are self-isolating, whereas Queensland Health authorities race to learn how he might have come into contact with the virus, and try to guarantee Queensland’s regional and distant cities stay as secure for residents as doable.
As Australia opens again up, you’ll be listening to extra about localised clusters. In states like Western Australia and Queensland, the place communities are unfold far and vast from metropolis centres, opening the state borders to potential group transmission dangers nonetheless looks as if a threat.
We’ll hear extra about that at the moment, in addition to how the states are pushing ahead with stress-free the restrictions.
There gained’t be season passes, or “snow play”, that means snowball fights are out, and naturally, there will likely be limits to the variety of individuals on the slopes and ski lifts as social distancing turns into a part of the expertise.
However for lots of the surrounding cities, which had been hit laborious throughout the summer season bushfires, it will likely be the primary time during which they will welcome again vacationers.
We’ll cowl that, and all the pieces else because it occurs at the moment, which is a Thursday. I do know, as a result of I checked. Twice.
You’ve got Amy Remeikis with you for a lot of the day.