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Coronavirus detected in South East Queensland sewage samples

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Samples of sewage taken from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast have tested positive for coronavirus.

Traces of coronavirus were found in Townsville’s sewage earlier this month, which Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said could have been from an asymptomatic person still shedding the virus.

Wastewater in Townsville, in north Queensland, has since tested negative but samples from October 12 and 13 taken at Sandgate, Maroochydore and Wynnum in the state’s south-east tested positive.

“It could of course be someone who recently had the infection and then has gone to those places, so they’re not infectious, they’ve recovered but they’re still shedding virus, it could be that,” Dr Young said.

“But it could of course…



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Ipswich children will be leading a live streamed discussion with community lead…

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Ipswich children will be leading a live streamed discussion with community leaders about building a stronger community for children and young people this Monday 26 October at 9:30 am.

Ipswich City Council is proud to be working in partnership with Mission Australia to make Ipswich Children’s…

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Free parking trials to begin within Ipswich city centre – Ipswich First

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From Monday, you might notice a few changes to parking in Ipswich’s city centre. It’s all part of a six-month trial, which will include a new 15-minute free parking period and the removal of some timed and priced parking in the CBD. Full details here.

Free parking trials to begin within Ipswich city centre – Ipswich First



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Queensland border decision still coming before election, Premier says, as LNP unveil after-school care plan

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a decision on the NSW border is still coming this month, as she fends off attacks from out of state over the issue as well as a new in-land highway proposal that the Federal Government says has no funding.

Speaking at the Great Barrier Reef on day 17 of the election campaign, Ms Palaszczuk hit back at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian after comments that Queensland should…



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