Regional News

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

premium_icon Qld ‘dampening the curve’ but restrictions to stay

Unprecedented public health restrictions are expected to stay in place for months with experts saying it would be “ridiculous” to remove them, despite evidence...

Everything that is closed from today

Everything that is closed from today

Tough new restrictions will come into place from midday today, with the message from the PM only go outside if it’s essential.

Sun 29 Mar 2020

Queensland Health confirms new Darling Downs COVID-19 cases

premium_icon Queensland Health confirms new Darling Downs COVID-19 cases

QUEENSLAND Health has confirmed another three cases of COVID-19 in the Darling Downs Health Service region, among 31 new cases across the state today.

Pennisi ‘relaxed’ during mayoral vote

premium_icon Pennisi ‘relaxed’ during mayoral vote

AN early leader in the race for Southern Downs Regional Council mayor, Pennisi is waiting until the vote is declared.

Driveway service keeps business on front foot

premium_icon Driveway service keeps business on front foot

BUSINESSES across the Downs are suffering due coronavirus but one petrol station is making changes for the future.

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

'Enormous tsunami' of cases coming

Hospital staff across Australia are bracing for an "enormous" surge in coronavirus cases amid warnings that private hospitals could shut down.

Sat 28 Mar 2020

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Australian hospitals to shut, 100,000 staff under threat

Some of Australia’s hospitals are about to be closed and their staff stood down putting 100,000 workers at risk of no work.

Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

premium_icon Soap shortage: Teachers using metho to clean classrooms

Some Queensland teachers have been forced to make their own disinfectants to spray work spaces following a shortage of cleaning supplies.

750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

premium_icon 750,000 vote in Qld council elections today despite virus

MORE than a million people have voted early in Queensland's local governement elections which have been overshadowed by the threat of coronavirus.

Pandemic fears plague Southern Downs poll booths

premium_icon Pandemic fears plague Southern Downs poll booths

SOME residents opt to “cop the fine” as health officials warn of danger.

SDRC ELECTION: Voters say it’s time for change

premium_icon SDRC ELECTION: Voters say it’s time for change

“Why would we vote them back in again?” Residents rally against previous councillors ahead of poll closure.

SDRC ELECTION: Voices lost to coronavirus crisis

premium_icon SDRC ELECTION: Voices lost to coronavirus crisis

A SOUTHERN Downs woman speaks from compulsory self-isolation.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Darling Downs records increase in cases

COVID-19 UPDATE: Darling Downs records increase in cases

OFFICIAL numbers from Queensland Health reveal more confirmed cases in the regional health area.

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

70 more coronavirus cases, as Qld total hits 625

The number of Queensland COVID-19 cases has jumped by 70 overnight, with the total figure climbing to 625. Three people are in intensive care.

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

If you don’t vote, expect $133 fine

Despite great fear over the spread of the coronavirus, the ECQ has warned those who fail to vote in today’s council elections can expect to cop a fine.

Your top 100 coronavirus questions answered

Your top 100 coronavirus questions answered

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented situation and it’s understandable that people have a lot of questions. We’ve answered 100 of the top ones about the...

SES to assist with polls, borders amid coronavirus concern

premium_icon SES to assist with polls, borders amid coronavirus concern

VOLUNTEERS put their own health on the line to help spread the message of self-isolation.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

LAST CHANCE: SDRC candidates appeal for your vote

premium_icon LAST CHANCE: SDRC candidates appeal for your vote

For the final Daily News candidate Q&A we ask, why should the Southern Downs vote for you?

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Coronavirus Queensland: What you need to know today

Fury over the health risks posed by tomorrow's council elections, new revealations about cases, and a tribute to a Queensland man who died in virus news today.

COUNCIL CLOSED: Buildings shut and staff to remain home

premium_icon COUNCIL CLOSED: Buildings shut and staff to remain home

From this morning, council employees have been told not to come in to work.

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