Several major beaches on Queensland's Gold Coast will be off limits from Tuesday April 7 at midnight due to coronavirus concerns.

The Queensland Government is putting into place a $17./5 million plan to help "health heroes", by providing hotels for health care workers.

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0:32- Announcement three Gold Coast beaches are closed from midnight Tuesday due to the public ignoring social distancing rules

1:16- News on the EKKA cancellation

2:46- Queensland Health Minister Steven Miles speaks and gives COVID-19 stats update

4:18- Details on alternative accommodation for health workers

6:01- Jeanette Young explains the significant reduction in cases of COVID-19 in QLD

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