COVID-19 photo diary

Moments of human conditions.

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

23 August 2020

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the government is not currently considering any further restrictions.

She said the public that it’s “absolutely fine” to visit COVID safe businesses, like coffee shops, restaurants, gyms etc.

It comes that yesterday the government slashed the number of people allowed to gather at homes to 10 and imposed another lockdown on aged care facilities in parts of the southeast.

Queensland has recorded 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, the State numbers are 1,093.

Australia has 24,604 cases and 502 have died from the virus.

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22 August 2020

Queensland is managing an outbreak of the virus that emerged from the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre at Wacol, west of Brisbane.

Because of the 9 new confirmed confirmed cases, new  restrictions applied "effective immadiately".

Gatherings in homes have been reduced to 10 people for residents in Brisbane, Ipswich, Logan, Scenic Rim, Moreton Bay and Redlands local government areas, and to 30 people for outdoor gatherings such as at parks.

“What we have seen in southern states, especially like in Victoria, a lot of transmission happened in the family homes where large families were gathering,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

People are still going outside but the majority of them trying to keep social distancing.

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20 August 2020

"People need to treat themselves....People can't eat from supermarkets all day. They need to treat themselves and Domino's is a treat." - Don meij, CEO Domino's.

The company's net profit increased 3.3% to $145,8 million for the 12 month ending June 30, despite COVID-19.

Queensland recorder another zero cases in the last 24 hours. The State numbers stall at 1094, meanwhile Melbourne and Victoria is at Stage 4 lockdown for 6 weeks.

Victoria has 17,852 confirmed cases, 217 in the last 24 hours and unfortunately 9 has died.

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2 August 2020

Despite the two Logan women lied at the border and went around Brisbane for 8 days before tested positive for COVID, there is no sign for second wave in Queensland.

No new cases in the last 24 hrs. QLD Health did an enormous job as over the weekend there have been more than 30,000 tests conducted.

People are lining up for hours for pop-up drive through testing stations like at Springfield Shopping Plaza.

Queensland have 1,088 confirmed cases.

Of the 19,444 confirmed cases in Australia, 247 died and 4,552,000 tests have been conducted.

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31 July 2020

There’s a growing line of people and cars waiting to access a testing station set-up at Parklands Christian College.

The school has been closed after a cleaner tested positive to covid-19.

She’s one of two 19-year-old women who’ve tested positive after sneaking into Qld from Victoria.

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18 July 2020

Queensland became a “safe heaven” and “the sport capital of Australia”, because of zero cases most of the days in the last couple of months.

Meanwhile, Melbourne has 3-digits cases everyday in the last two weeks, considered as a second wave.

AFL and NRL clubs from Victoria have moved to Queensland and all matches will be played in The Gabba and Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast.

Groundmaster, David Saburski and his 7 people team - who prepared The MCG for the last 6 Ground Final - appointed to look after The Gabba because of the increased match loads.

“The MCG and The Gabba is like comparing your children. Both have challenges and both are great.”

Australia has recorded more than 11,400 cases of COVID-19, with 5353 in Victoria, 1071 in Queensland. Unfortunately, there has been 115 death in the country.

There has been a record rise of coronavirus cases across the world in 24 hours.

The WHO said cases increased by 259,848 on Saturday, the biggest jumps being in the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa.

Deaths have been averaging 4800 a day in July. Cases across the world passed the 14 million mark on Friday.

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3 July 2020


Larger venues have to abide by the "one person per 4 square metres" rule.

Smaller businesses with less than 200 square metres of space can have one person per 2 square metres, up to 20 people at a time.

Private gatherings — including funerals, weddings and house parties — are opening up to a maximum of 100 people.

Weekend and community full-contact sporting competition is back on as long as organisers follow a COVID-safe industry plan.

More spectators can watch professional sporting events with up to 25,000 spectators.

There are 8,362 cases in Australia, Queensland has another 0 cases and the numbers stalls at 1,067. 

There have been 113 new in Victoria in the last 24 hrs, therefore Queensland border open to everyone but Victoria.

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17 June 2020

Black Lives Matter protest takes place in the CBD with few hundred people.

Queensland is still in Stage 2 of opening restrictions, which means there is no gathering allowed outside of more than 20 people.

COVID-19 cases of the state stall at 1066.

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9 June 2020

Stage two rules allow restaurants and bars to host 20 people.

Lots of venues still closed because that number still not enough to generate profit.

State Library can host several thousand people at the same time but now only 20 people inside looks miserable.

The always busy Library coffee shop is not even open yet.

Queensland has 1,062 confirmed cases, zero new, 3 active only. 224,000 tests have been concluded.

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1 June 2020


As recreational travel are allowed in the state without km restriction, the Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk desribed in a press conference: "opening up Queensland for Queenslanders". 

She also said, cafes, restaurants and bars will be able to accomodate 20 people. 

Larger venues with COVID Safe plan can hold multiple 20 people if they separate these areas and groups don't mix.

The state has consecutive 4 days without new case, numbers stalls at 1059 with only 4 active and 1 in the hospital.

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28 May 2020

NRL (National Rugby League) is the first major sport in Australia and one of the first in the World to resume the championship after the peak of the pandemic.

Parramatta Eels beat Brisbane Broncos 34-6 in reboot.

There was no crowds but I met a very loud Eels supporter Glenn.

Even The Wally Lewis statue got a face mask.

Australia has recorded a total 7165 cases of COVID-19, with 1058 in Queensland.

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25 May 2020

Year 2 to Year 10 Queensland students return to their classrooms, after 8 weeks at home (5 weeks of home-based learning plus 3 weeks school holiday).

Teachers are happy and holding welcome back signs.

Kindy, prep, Year 1, Year 11 and Year 12 students returned to school on May 11.

No new cases today as Queensland's case total remains at 1056, with just 12 active cases. 

Australia has 7,109 confirmed cases, 102 have died from COVID-19. More than 1,224,500 tests have been conducted across the country.

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21 May 2020

Roads get busier as more people going back to work.

Australia has recorded 7079 cases of COVID-19 so far with 100 death.

The country has 650 active cases, with 45 of them in the hospital.

Queensland has no new cases today and recorded 1058 cases.

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16 May 2020

There is a 3 steps restriction ease in Queensland, STEP ONE from today.

With dining in at restaurants, pubs and clubs with a maximum of 10 patrons at a time being permitted.

Businesses are required to have a COVID-safe plan in place with many establishments requiring bookings ahead of time Up to 10 people will be allowed to gather outside for recreational activity.

People will also be able to travel up to 150km for day trips. Gathering in homes: maximum 5 visitors are allowed from separate households.

Queensland has one new confirmed case of COVID-19 today.

Currently, 1,007 of the 1,055 confirmed cases had recently travelled overseas or interstate, or had close contact with a confirmed case, such as their partner or flatmate.

A total of 151,854 tests for COVID-19 have been undertaken in Queensland, with 3,241 tests undertaken in the previous 24 hours.

A total of 7,036 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 98 deaths and 6,362 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19.

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