Queensland Covid cases hit 18,000 cases prompting Annastacia Palaszczuk to push back school year

Queensland Covid cases skyrocket to 18,000 ‘but really it’s a lot more’ prompting Annastacia Palaszczuk to push back the school year by two weeks as Omicron to peak later than NSW and Victoria

Queensland’s Covid cases skyrocketed to 18,000 on Sunday as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk confirmed the school year would be delayed an extra two weeks.

The state confirmed there are now 402 people in hospital fighting Covid, with 22 in intensive care and five on ventilators.

The new figure comes as QLD have started including rapid antigen results in daily numbers. 

Ms Palaszczul also confirmed the new school year would be pushed back two weeks to February 7 as concerns mount over sending children back to the classrooms. 

Schools will remain open from January 24 as originally planned but only for vulnerable kids or children of essential workers. 

More to come. 

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