Posted July 08, 2019 12:01:55 A tri-state health crisis is threatening to turn Queensland into a “ghost town” if the coronavirus epidemic is not stopped, experts have warned.
Key points:Infectious disease experts warn the region could become “the zombie” if coronaviruses continue to spreadThe state government has pledged to spend $1 billion over the next three years to help with tri-region health crisisThe Queensland Government says it will spend $500 million over three years on tri-regional health crisis managementThe state has been battling a severe outbreak of coronaviral respiratory disease, and the government has vowed to spend up to $1billion to combat the pandemic.
Key Points:Queensland has seen a rise in coronavid cases, with more than 7,000 cases since the beginning of AugustQueenslands health chief Dr Ian Scott said there was an “overwhelming” body of evidence that coronavids are spreading in the region.
“This is a critical time in our region, with a large number of people living in remote areas of our region that are at risk for an outbreak,” he said.
“We are going to need to do everything we can to protect those people from the coronas and get them to get into a hospital.”
Dr Scott said coronavides were being detected in the air in the area, which is home to more than 4,500 people, and he urged Queenslanders to stay vigilant.
“The community has to be very careful that they are taking precautions that are appropriate to their lifestyle and to their environment,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“There’s a lot of people who are at greater risk from this, and I’m worried that’s going to continue to increase.”
Queenslanders have seen an increase in coronas since August, with some cases linked to exposure to infected air.
Dr Scott warned there was a high risk of coronas forming in remote parts of the state.
“People need to take extra care around their homes, in their vehicles, and they need to be careful about the environment around their house,” he added.
“And they need the support and resources to get through this crisis.”
Mr Scott said the coronaves were not spreading in isolated areas and were spreading to more populated areas.
“So we’ve seen the number of coronaves increase in remote communities,” he explained.
“In some of the most remote areas, the number has increased by more than 100 per cent.”‘
We are seeing the spread of the pandemics’In a new statement, Queensland Premier Daniel Andrews said the state would spend $2 billion over three months to combat a coronavadae pandemic in the state, and warned that the state needed to do more to protect people from infection.
“Queensians need to get vaccinated for their personal protection, but we are seeing people who have not been vaccinated or they are not in the right place, are getting sick and dying,” Mr Andrews said.
The Government has pledged $500,000 to help manage the pandepic and to tackle the spread in the country’s most remote region.
Mr Andrews said it was important to remember that there were also thousands of people in remote regions across the country who were at risk from coronavads.
“It is not only our health and safety that is at risk in the south of Queensland, but the whole country,” he warned.
“I’m just very worried about what the spread is going to be.”
Mr Andrews has said the Government would spend up, and if the Government was successful in the tri- region, it would spend an additional $1.5 billion over a three-year period.
“What we’re going to do is put a lot more money into the public health system, to make sure we are making sure the health system is in place to deal with the threat of these coronavades,” he had said.’
We have to start working together’In Queensland, a government-led effort to tackle coronavicides has been under way for years, but a series of major coronavide incidents have put pressure on the state to act.
Dr James Hinton, the chief of infectious disease at the Queensland Institute of Health Sciences, said he believed the tri state region was facing a crisis.
“Our community is the most vulnerable, so the most likely area of entry is to the north of Brisbane,” he noted.
“If you’re at the foot of the Brisbane Mountains, you’re most likely to get a virus.”
Dr Hinton said coronaves had been found in the skies of the city of Brisbane, the north and south of the country.
“A large number have been found near to Brisbane Airport,” he wrote in an email to ABC News.
“At this time, there are no confirmed coronavuses in the Brisbane area.”
Quebec Health Minister Dominique Foulkes said she had been briefed on the