Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed a downward trend in new coronavirus cases, while testing for community transmissions is to be expanded.
On Monday March 6, Ms Palaszczuk announced that there were 14 new cases which was another encouraging sign.
"So everyone keep up your social distancing, and this weekend stay in your suburb."
Across Queensland there are 921 cases, including five deaths, 173 recovered and 57,795 tests competed.
Most cases are patients who went overseas or contacted a patient who went overseas. But the Chief Health Officer has ordered more testing for community transmission.
There remains no confirmed cases in North West Queensland.
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Additional testing has been announced for people who are unwell, not just previously eligible testing groups, to gauge community transmission in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cairns.
The Premier and the Health Minister announced a $17.5 million plan to accommodate health workers in hotels to protect them from any family members who may have the virus, endorsed Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate's decision to restrict beaches to locals only, thanked the 18,000 Queenslanders who've enlisted so far in the Care Army, and acknowledged the RNA's sad but necessary decision to cancel this year's Ekka Show.
"My little niece burst into tears when she heard, and I know it will be hard for families," Premier Palaszczuk said.
"The Ekka will be back next year, but we are in a crisis, so we need to make sure that we are looking after everybody and stopping the spread."
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