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Tassie health worker latest COVID-19 case

Get all the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis sweeping the state and country.

7am: LOCKDOWN EXIT PLAN TO BE ANNOUNCED IN PARLIAMENT

PREMIER Peter Gutwein has unveiled part of his plan to reopen Tasmania after the coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed eleven lives to date.

The reopening of green spaces will be one of the first steps out of our COVID-19 induced hibernation.

Today, Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein will deliver his vision for the state's recovery in parliament, as the number of new cases starts to stabilise and the North-West coronavirus cluster shows signs of settling down.

In what is expected to be the Premier's most optimistic speech since the crisis took hold in Australia, Mr Gutwein said he was focused on rebuilding a stronger Tasmania.

 

6.30am: MAX QUICK HAPPY TO BE BACK ON AUSTRALIAN SOIL

THERE were cheers for the cabin crew and pilots and an overwhelming sense of relief among travellers on a mercy flight home from Argentina, a Tasmanian passenger says.

Max Quick, 19, was one of about 170 people - 150 of them Australians - who arrived in Melbourne on a special Qantas flight from Buenos Aires on Sunday.

All passengers were required to wear masks throughout the flight unless they were eating or drinking.

 

6am: TASMANIA'S RENTAL CRISIS REACHES NEW PEAK

ALMOST 90 per cent of Tasmanian rental properties are unaffordable for those living on low incomes, a new national housing snapshot house found.

Anglicare will today release its 2020 Rental Affordability Snapshot as it calls for a permanent rise of the rate of welfare payments.

Taken on March 21 and 22, the Snapshot showed just 11 per cent of properties in Tasmania were affordable for those living on low incomes.

 

8pm, Wednesday: ONE NEW CASE DIAGNOSED

SINCE 6pm last night Tasmania has recorded only one new case of coronavirus, bringing the state's total to 219 cases.

Director of Public Health Mark Veitch said the woman is from the Nort-West.

"The case is a woman, aged in her 20s, who is a healthcare worker from the North-West," he said.

"A concerted effort is being made to identify any further cases of coronavirus in the North-West."

Anyone who lives in the North-West who currently, or in the last few days, has had respiratory symptoms like a cough, sore throat, runny nose, or fever should arrange testing through the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or their GP.

The situation with coronavirus is changing frequently. People can stay up to date by visiting the Department of Health coronavirus website www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au or the Australian Government Department of Health website at www.health.gov.au.

Originally published as NW health worker latest COVID-19 case



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