13.4 C
Byron Shire
April 21, 2021

Coronavirus: fifth case confirmed on Gold Cost

Latest News

Byron Drag Racers World Record

The local AAA Racing motorcycle team have set a new world record in 100cc class, as well as a top national speed in 50cc class at the recent Australian Speed Week held at Salt Lake Gairdner, South Australia.

Other News

The Channon resilient after disaster

Northern Rivers communities are nothing if not resilient and The Channon community is preparing to take a proactive stance when it comes to disasters in the area.

Will the Shenhua Watermark coal mine be cancelled?

News is trickling through unofficial channels about the possibility of a Berejiklian government plan to buy out the remaining licence from the Shenhua Watermark coal mine project at Breeze in the state's west.

Hippie fools

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park So, have the ‘hippie’ hipsters of Byron Bay figured out how the new global establishment party at...

Eungella: Alleged domestic-related stabbing suspect charged with attempted murder

Police say a man will face court today charged with attempted murder following an alleged domestic-related stabbing earlier this year.

No accountability for proven police misconduct

On Australia Day in 1998, I was the legal observer for the ‘Nude Ain’t Rude’ rally at Belongil Beach.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Artwork of coronavirus. Image CSIRO.

A fifth case of the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Health have said a 37 year old woman, was also travelling as part of the same tour group as the previous four, including an eight year old boy, who have been confirmed with coronavirus.

All five people who have been confirmed with the virus remain in isolation at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) and are stable.

The four others from the same tour group remain in isolation in GCUH.

Tracing exposure

Contact tracing is underway, which will allow Queensland Health to provide information to guests of the hotel this group was staying in, and to other passengers on Tigerair flight #TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast on 27 January 2020. Any passengers who were on this flight should call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for advice.

For general information about novel coronavirus including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, visit Queensland Health.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


  1. There needs to be an investigation on isolation procedures..
    The group left Wuhan on January 22. That means the incubation time is now over.
    It is past 14 days.
    As I have said before just what is the definition of “isolation”?
    In society it is almost impossible to have no physical contact with any other human being.

  2. It seems to me ,a couple of weeks ago there were half a dozen cases in China . This was of little concern as chinese and our authorities stressed that there could be no “person to person ” transfer.
    I believe at least 600 are now dead in China and the virus is widely spread across the globe, due largely to reluctance of governments to inconvenience tourism and trade with China. I wonder at the sanity of this course of actions and I believe questions will be asked when the death toll in Australia reaches 1,000 with little chance of a vacine within twelve months, and little to no knowledge of what the long-term effects of this potential pandemic will be. I wonder,also, what the reaction would have been if it had originated in Africa like ebola did.
    Cheers G”)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Your Local Club Academy Games

The North Coast Academy of Sport prepared its largest squad ever to compete at the 2021 Your Local Club Academy Games, held in the Hunter region last weekend.

Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 21 April, 2021

Check out entertainment listings for the week, with music, dance, cinema and all sorts events happening in and around the Byron Shire

Interview with Toni Childs

Internationally celebrated musician, Emmy winner and three times Grammy nominee Toni Childs is bringing her show to The Brunswick Picture House. With two acts, Childs is promising a special two hour performance as she celebrates her vast catalogue of music, which also saw her celebrate the 30th anniversary of her critically acclaimed album Union in 2019.

Jungle juice

There are times when water just doesn’t cut it. And luckily, for those times, there is Jungle Juice.