The COVID-19 pandemic may not yet have reached Mount Isa but plenty of precautions are being taken.
As well as the now mandatory social distancing rules, even the new miner and child statue near the new Isa St Bridge have been masked up by local wags.
Unfortunately the miner and child could not be kept one and a half metres apart.
On a more serious note, the North West Health and Hospital Service have started a "virtual ward" to assist in screening suspected cases of COVID-19.
The new help line is available on 07 4744 4000 and is open seven days a week from 8am-8pm.
Mount Isa City Council will close Splashez Aquatic Centre until further notice at 7pm Wednesday.
It will also release residential rates notices at the end of the month however a time extension will be put into place and interest will be removed.
Council will also be putting road closure signs on the highway to alert of travel restrictions to the Northern Territory, Burke Shire and Doomadgee.
Meanwhile in non-corona news, QML is offering free blood lead tests between 8am-3pm Monday to Friday for all residents at the Leichhardt Medical Centre.
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