Care Army and Virgin Airlines

Care Army and Virgin Airlines

Care for seniors along with economic stimulus action illustrate the Palaszczuk Government’s twin response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as figures reveal an encouraging number of patients recovering.

There are now 271 active cases including eight new, with 738 recoveries and six deaths for a total of 1015.

While businesses large and small do their best during the pandemic, the Queensland Government has already initiated a $4 billion support package and is now also offering to help keep Virgin Airlines flying.

$200 million is available, conditional on federal government backing, debt restructuring, shareholders and bond holders doing their bit, headquarters remaining in Brisbane and ongoing regional flights.

  • Meanwhile, Uniting Care Queensland has been enlisted to the Care Army to boost specialist support for seniors.

UCQ is operating the Community Recovery Hotline telephone service which means seniors can talk to a specialist seven days a week.

Queensland seniors who need assistance and don’t have support from family, friends or neighbours are encouraged to phone the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349.


New: 8  Total: 1015  Deaths: 6  Recovered: 738  Active: 271  Tests: 82,763

Most cases are patients who went overseas or contacted a patient who went overseas.


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Last updated:
22 April 2020