COVID-19 photo diary


Moments of human conditions.

The life during the COVID-19 crisis in Brisbane and Queensland (Australia).


19 November 2020

Toursim has hit hard all around the World by coronavirus and nothing is different in Queensland.

But Noosa seems to be resilient.

Retail outlets, restaurants and hotels are experiencing a huge increases in activity and they say this upcoming summer holiday gives them hope if it will be covid free.

Queensland has another zero community transmission and restriction have been eased to almost back to before Covid normal.

Masks are not mandatory.

Noosa generic, Queensland. Photo: Attila Csaszar
Noosa generic, Queensland. Photo: Attila Csaszar
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16 November 2020

Brisbane Mayor Adrian Schrinner is self-isolating for two weeks after travelling to Adelaide recently.

It comes as Queensland will tonight close to Adelaide due to a “very dangerous” COVID cluster that has grown to 17 cases, with fears more are infected.

“Last week I travelled to Adelaide to attend The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors Annual General Meeting." 

"After a discussion today with the Chief Health Officer, Dr Jeanette Young, I will be having a COVID-19 test and self-isolating for 14 days."

“I’m feeling healthy and well, but will be following today’s Queensland Health directive and encourage anyone else who has been in Adelaide since Monday the 9th of November to do the same.”

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15 November 2020

Two new cases of COVID--19 have been detected in the state, however both were overseas travellers in hotel quarantine.

There are now 9 confirmed cases, all of them travellers in hotel quarantine. 1,185 confirmed cases in Queensland of the 27,725 total numbers in Australia. 907 have died.

The last locally transmitted case in Queensland was on September 15 - 60 days ago!

Therefore people enjoying the relatively free life, no masks required.

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31 October 2020

Today there was a state election in Queensland.

It relied on bringing together voters on all sides of some of Australia’s most divisive issues: climate change, mining and state borders during the pandemic.

Current Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk overcame expectations and won to bring in a majority Labor government.

Her message “Keep Queenslanders safe” resonated with the voters, although the tourism industry is crying for opening the state borders.

Voters were encouraged to cast their vote early on the day, as tropical storms and hail hitting the state early afternoon.

Also children were waiting to go the traditional Halloween “trick n’ treating” between storms.

Zero confirmed cases in the last 24 hrs, 4 active cases and 1,171 confirmed cases, sadly 6 Queenslanders have died.

South Brisbane Greens candidate Amy MacMahon voting
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People watching the debate on tv between Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Opposition leader Deb Frecklington. Broncos League Club, Brisbane, Queensland. Photo: Attila Csaszar
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24 October 2020

The “never before, never again’’ AFL Grand Final at the Gabba became a metaphor for the season — threatening clouds everywhere and almost empty city during the day.

Richmond beat Geelong in a classic struggle.

Brisbane had not had a decent shower for months yet it rained so heavily around 3pm that at one stage it appeared that the final might need to postponed.

There were almost 30,000 fan in the Gabba, meanwhile almost everywhere in the World players playing in empty stadiums.

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23 October 2020

Some diehard fans, made the AFL Grand Final from Melbourne.

Louis Blitsas began his pilgrimage weeks ago and will join 30,000 fans at Brisbane's Gabba.

The 58-year-old Blitsas flew from Melbourne to Darwin, paying $2500 to see through two weeks quarantine at the repurposed workers camp, Howard Springs, on the outskirts of the Northern Territory capital, before flying to Brisbane a week ago.

Blitsas pulled the trigger from Darwin, during Richmond’s preliminary final last week against Port Adelaide, before he even knew the result of the hard-fought game.

“It was a matter of running the gauntlet,” he said. “I boarded my flight at quarter time of the preliminary final — I watched the first quarter at the airport.”

No new COVID-19 cases in the last 24hrs. There have been 1,167 confirmed cases in Queensland and 1,214,121 tests concluded in the state.

Louis Blitsas Richmond fan. Gold Coast 23 Oct 2020. Photo: Attila Csaszar
Louis Blitsas Richmond fan. Gold Coast 23 Oct 2020. Photo: Attila Csaszar

16 October 2020

As of 4pm on Friday dancing will be allowed at year 12 formals and end-of-school celebrations, and 40 people at a time will be allowed to dance at weddings.

Gatherings in private homes and outdoors at venues without COVID-safe plans can increase to 40, and aged care residents will be allowed to go out for excursions and shopping.

A decision on the border will be made towards the end of the month, Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said.

She urged people to continue socially distancing when possible, washing hands, and wiping down surfaces thoroughly to prevent the virus lingering.

There is no new cases in the state in the last 24 hours.

There have been 1,164 confirmed cases in Queensland and 27,383 Australia wide, 904 have died.

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1 October 2020

Further easing of restrictions announced today with increased numbers of people allowed at some outdoor venues, like beer gardens and cafes with outdoor seating.

Venues will now be allowed to have one person per 2 sqm outside instead of the current restrictions on one person per 4 sqm.

Stadiums in Queensland will now be able to hold 75 per cent of their capacity and COVID-safe community events with 1000 people now allowed to attend, rather than the previous 500 person limit.

Limits on private gatherings have eased from 10 to 30 people.

Queensland recorded no new cases of COVID-19 yesterday.

There are currently five active cases in the state. Just five active cases remain in the state, the numbers stall at 1,153.

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22 September 2020

Queensland will open its borders to five New South Wales Shires from 1st of October.

Shires of Byron, Ballina, the City of Lismore, Richmond Valley, Casino and Evans Head, and Glen Innes would be added to the border zone.

Residents will be able to apply for a border pass and then they’ll be able to freely travel around Queensland and Queenslanders will also be able to travel there as well.

People working in tourism industry desperately want borders open to anyone as their businesses operating around 30% capacity and summer is around the corner.

It has been 12 days since there was a known case of COVID in the community. There are roughly 152,000 people who live in those post codes that will be added to the border zone.

There have been 1,153 confirmed cases in Queensland and 26,912 Australia wide, 851 have died. More than 7,319,500 tests have been conducted across Australia.

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6 September 2020

Queensland has recorded 2 new cases of COVID-19 overnight.

The first case is a sibling of an infected student at Staines Memorial College, with the second case being a nurse at Ipswich Hospital.

Chief Health Officer of Queensland Dr Jeanette Young (pictured) said Queensland was doing all it could to help NSW and Victoria limit its community transmission and help Australia open by Christmas.

“It would be fantastic,” she said.

There are now 25 active cases in Queensland of COVID-19. There have been 1131 confirmed cases since the pandemic started.

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2 September 2020

The AFL grand final will be played at the Gabba in Brisbane on October 24, marking the first time in 124 years the trophy decider has been played outside Melbourne.

AFL chief executive officer Gillon McLachlan also announced that the game would be played at night for the first time.

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30 August 2020

Dr Jeannette Young, Chief Health Officer of Queensland urged people to wear masks to contain the spread in places like shopping centres, public transports and rideshare services.

“Over the last few days, I have been saying to people that this is the time to get out those flat surgical masks that you can now buy anywhere,” she said.

“Those masks, or, if you have made masks, with three layers of thickness, they are effective as well.

“Not quite as effective, but they are pretty good. It is really time to start using them. If you can’t socially distance when you go to the shopping centre, use a mask.

“Try to always socially distance. That is far, far more effective. But if you can’t do it, use a mask.

There are 25,662 cases in Australia, Queensland has another 2 cases in the last 24hrs and the numbers stalls at 1,121. 

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