Worker movement means COVID quarantine unlikely to be lifted on regional basis: police commissioner

Sally Gall
Updated May 7 2020 - 4:48pm, first published 4:00pm
Queensland Police assistant commissioner Mike Condon and Longreach patrol group inspector Julia Cook paying an early morning visit to the Blackall cattle sale.
Queensland Police assistant commissioner Mike Condon and Longreach patrol group inspector Julia Cook paying an early morning visit to the Blackall cattle sale.

The ongoing movement of mining and construction industry personnel, considered essential to the economy of inland Queensland, means that regional COVID-19 restrictions are unlikely to be lifted earlier there than in other parts of the state.

Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications. Get in touch at 0427 575 955 if you've got a story idea for me.

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