The state of siege is intensifying, with more than 10,000 people still being held in emergency camps in Queensland.
Key points:Emergency police have been deployed to help communities in Queensland in an unprecedented effort to restore orderAfter being ordered to stay put by the Queensland Government, emergency services are being deployed to assist people in the stateThe federal Government says it’s not up to the states to control the situationEmergency services are expected to operate on 24 hours a day and seven days a week, with extra patrols on roads, bridges and rail lines.
Key Points:Queensland Government says emergency services have been ordered to be on 24-hour duty as it attempts to restore normalcyEmergency services have also been deployed in Queensland, with police in Queensland assisting the state’s emergency services.
The state Government says its response is not up, and it has called in a special team of emergency personnel to help in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic.
Queenslanders in an unusual emergency have been forced to stay at home as Queenslanders have been placed in a State of Emergency.
It’s been described as a “state of siege” in the lead-up to the coronovirus pandemics.
The lockdown has left residents in a “crisis of confidence”, with many people having lost jobs, homes and possessions.ABC Queensland understands many Queenslanders were in their homes for weeks, and have not been allowed to leave their homes.
“The Government has ordered emergency services to be activated in the Queensland State of Origin,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
“This has been requested by the state Government.”
We’re not in a situation where we can simply shut down.
We have to do something about it.
“Queenslander emergency services were asked to be active overnight, and were asked for help from Queensland Police to assist with emergency response.”
As we are experiencing an extraordinary situation, Queensland Police are deploying officers in Queensland to provide support to Queensland emergency services,” Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Waring said.
Queers are being told to “stay in their houses”, while some are being given limited access to their vehicles and the emergency services remain on standby to help with the emergency.”
Queenslands emergency services and the Queensland Police Service will continue to assist in the emergency response,” Mr Waring added.”
In the meantime, Queensland residents are being asked to stay in their home.
We will not be issuing any further advice at this time.
“The Queensland Government has said emergency services will remain on 24/7 as it tries to restore normality in the wake of the pandemic, and urged Queenslanders to remain vigilant.”
While we cannot control the crisis, we can help keep Queenslanders safe,” Ms Palasza said.
In a statement, Queensland Premier Annan said Queenslanders should be “careful of their health and safety” as the state struggled to recover from the pandemic.”
For more than a month we have been asking the public to take precautions to stay safe and our response to the pandemia has been a success.
“But Queensland is a different place when the Government of Queensland takes the decisions it does and Queenslanders are in a difficult position as they must stay home while we rebuild our way forward,” she said.
A number of Queensland’s public health experts have warned that people should be cautious about venturing out in public while the pandep continues.
“If you’ve got a really hot day, you don’t want to be out in the rain and have to worry about getting soaked by the water,” Queensland’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Robert Jones told ABC Radio Queensland.
“And then you can have people having their feet wet or they can get into cars or they could get into trouble with the law, which is a very real threat.”
Emergency services in Queensland are also working to restore some of the roads to normalcy after being ordered by the State Government to stay out.
Queenlanders who have been advised to stay inside or drive home should do so, or stay with family and friends.ABC Brisbane understands Queensland has also asked the Government to take a “time-out” to allow emergency services the opportunity to assess the situation.
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