Health chief under police protection after death threats

Queensland's Chief Health Officer is now under police protection after receiving death threats from people angry over the state's strict border closures.

Talking to press on Sunday afternoon, Australian Medical Association Queensland's president and also vice-president came into the Treaty of Qld Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young, who's facing mounting pressure along her boundary measures.

QUEENSLAND has recorded no new cases of coronavirus overnight as 30 cases remain active.

"'We can't have one rule for AFL stars and celebrities and another rule for ordinary Queenslanders whose families are being torn apart", she said, referring to Sarah Caislip whose appeal to attend her father Bernard's funeral on Thursday was denied.

He said the health group supports Young's scientific decisions during the COVID-19 crisis. The majority are linked to clusters in the southeast.

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Steven Miles stated it was good news to the nation, since he contrasted the outcomes to instances in NSW and Victoria.

"Today there are 145 active cases in NSW, and in the last reporting period, Victoria recorded seven deaths", he said.

"That is more deaths in a single 24 hour interval than most (COVID-19) deaths in Queensland (because the start of the pandemic)".

She did however admit the criticism had taken an "enormous toll" on her, but dodged any self-pity by acknowledging that people across the state were also feeling a toll.

"We're going to all have to work this through together and work out how we can manage this as well go forward". It is really important that we minimise the number of people who get this disease.

AMAQ president Associate Professor Christopher Perry reported the strikes were improper. Of the chief health officers in Australia, she is probably the one they look up to the most.

"It's that person in the street, who is totally, totally well, if you spend more than 15 minutes close by with them you could end up getting infected", she said.

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"Back off. Leave her alone", he said.

"What the chief health officer in Queensland says goes - it's the law".

Flight Centre's CEO has criticised harsh Queensland border restrictions, arguing that a side effect of economic damage will be the mental and physical health of owners.

"We have to have strong borders to protect Queenslanders, but we need consistency, compassion and common sense too", she said.

"We strongly stand by the CHO".

Prof Perry explained the strikes Dr Young had to prevent, so that she would continue to perform her job that was maintaining Queensland COVID-free. "We think she's done an extraordinary job", Dr Manoharan said.

"I would ask (these trolls) to back, we believe she is doing a wonderful job", he explained.

"Would you want to have more folks at funerals or would you want to have more COVID- funerals?" "I think this has been tough for everyone".

Mr Miles also reinforced his message to the LNP-led campaign to reopen Queensland's borders, after attacks from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Queensland's Opposition leader over the strict measures.

Flight Centre has joined forces with Helloworld and airlines Qantas and Virgin to pressure state governments into relaxing border restrictions that have made tourism non-existent.

"The basic thing is you can't have an economic recovery plan that both parties are promoting without open borders".

"However, only as long as it's secure, not simply because it is what Scott Morrison needs".

"Only if the health advice says it's safe".

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