The national total of COVID-19 cases has soared over 2000, but North West Queensland remains to have no confirmed cases.
Across Australia there is currently 2144 confirmed cases of COVID 19 including eight deaths, the most recent on Tuesday from the Rugby Princess cruise ship.
However North West Queensland remains one of four regions across Queensland with no confirmed cases, alongside South West, Central West and Torres and Cape.
Queensland Health said that about 40 people had been tested in the North West since the event began.
"As at 9am, March 24, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the North West region," the Queensland Health spokesperson said.
There were 78 new cases of COVID-19 across Queensland on Tuesday March 24 bringing the state total to 397.
Cairns and Hinterland 6, Central Queensland 4, Central West 0, Darling Downs 15, Gold Coast 79, Mackay 2, Metro North 111, Metro South 97, North West 0, South West 0, Sunshine Coast 46, Torres and Cape 0, Townsville 4, West Moreton 13, Wide Bay 6, Overseas 14.
With no confirmed cases in the North West, local MP Robbie Katter has publicly stated he wants to quarantine the region.
Mr Katter said failing to segregate regional, rural and remote Queensland from the south-east would lead to catastrophe.
Mr Katter said only a handful of cases have been confirmed in the North, and the only way to prevent a wide-spread outbreak is intra-state quarantine though freight and essential travel (for medical or vital work-related reasons) would be excluded.
"We need the North and the other regions largely unaffected by COVID-19 quarantined now," Mr Katter said.
"It's not something we call for lightly, this is about giving us all a fighting chance."
There are also locals calling to put a stop to Fly-in-Fly-out operations at local mines, with local businessman Brett Peterson saying "those who want to work in the industry should live in the industry."
"Mount Isa being a powerhouse economy in Queensland, I feel Mount Isa should have been locked down some time ago and we could have got through this together as a community," Mr Peterson said.
"This includes fly-in-fly-out, those who are working in the industry must stay locked down here and shut FIFO down.
"I understand there are roles including health that are FIFO but if the roles are here,keep them here and make it work."
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