COVID-19 to be monitored ‘much like we treat the flu’: health minister

Queensland's traffic light pandemic advisory system is to end, as hospitalised influenza cases outstrip COVID-19 patients.
Australian Associated Press
Shannon Fentiman, Queensland Minister for Health, Mental Health and Ambulance Services.

Queensland’s traffic light advisory for COVID-19 will be scrapped, with the virus to be monitored “like any other respiratory illness,” the state’s Health Minister Shannon Fentiman has announced.

“The traffic lights, as Queenslanders have come to know them, will end from today,” Ms Fentiman told reporters on Friday.