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South Burnett Regional Council held a special media conference on Saturday afternoon to update local residents via live video about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in Kingaroy.

The address followed a meeting of the South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) – which consists of members of local emergency services and Queensland Health – at the Council Chambers in Kingaroy on Saturday morning.

Representatives from the Cherbourg Local Disaster Management Group and District Disaster Management officials also attended the meeting, some via telelink.

Mayor Campbell states in his speech, “The LDMG has been informed by Queensland Health that at this stage there is only one confirmed case of COVID-19, and appropriate steps have been taken to manage this case.

I want to also confirm that at this time there have been no cases in South Burnett schools or other public facilities.

I want at this point in time, to call for people to remain calm in our region, we should remain alert, but not alarmed.”

Listen or read the full speech via southburnett.com.au