Queensland’s Chief Well being Officer says the strain of main the state’s response on the COVID-19 pandemic has taken an “huge toll” on her because it was revealed she needed to rent police to guard herself at house.
It comes as Queensland recorded no new circumstances of COVID-19 for the second day, and the state noticed three shut contacts of current circumstances recognized on Saturday.
Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles cautioned that regardless of the excellent news for the state, the pandemic was removed from over.
” The World Well being Organisation has confirmed that globally within the final 24 hours we had extra new circumstances of COVID-19 than on some other day all through this pandemic,” Mr Miles mentioned.
“Whereas typically it’d really feel prefer it has handed right here in Queensland as a result of we have accomplished so properly, we have to keep in mind globally this pandemic is nonetheless getting worse, extra individuals are nonetheless dying.”
This morning it was revealed that Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer Jeannette Younger has been receiving hate mail and dying threats from cyber-bullies over the state’s restrictions and onerous border closure.
It has gotten so dangerous, Australian Medical Affiliation (AMA) Queensland President Chris Perry mentioned Dr Younger has needed to rent police to assist shield her whereas she’s at house.
Talking at this morning’s press convention, Dr Younger mentioned the help of her authorities had made her really feel safer.
“That our authorities right here in Queensland is ready to help me to that extent is… has made me really feel a lot, a lot safer doing what I must do and realizing that I am supported in doing it,” Dr Younger mentioned.
Whereas the strain of main the state’s response to the pandemic had been powerful, it had been a tough time for everybody, Dr Younger added.
“It has taken an unlimited toll on me, however then this has taken an unlimited toll on practically each single particular person in our neighborhood,” she mentioned.