Live breaking news: PNG man with COVID-19 dies in Queensland hospital; Date for quarantine-free travel to New Zealand revealed; Turnbull dumped from post; RBA keeps cash rate on hold – 9News

A 77-year-old man has died from COVID-19 complications at a Queensland hospital.

The man, from Papua New Guinea. died in the intensive care unit at Redcliffe Hospital on Monday, Queensland Health said in a statement.

He was flown to Australia on March 28.

“Queensland Health offers its sincere condolences to his family during this time,” the statement said.

“PNG is one of Queensland’s closest neighbours, and when we can offer support to our neighbours, we can, and we will.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic, aeromedical crews have transferred a number of COVID positive, and potentially COVID positive patients to Queensland.”

Queensland Health said as the case was diagnosed in PNG, it will be not be included in Queensland’s statistics.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll remains at six and has not changed since April 2020.

Australia’s coronavirus death toll stands at 909.


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