What’s been the biggest story in the Zika crisis in Queensland and Victoria?
There have been some big developments in the last few days, but it’s the one that really caught our attention.
In the Queensland Sunshine Coast, a man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death in her bed.
A 29-year-old woman was found dead in a Brisbane home in May after she was found suffering from multiple stab wounds to her abdomen.
Police say the man has not yet been arrested, and he remains in custody.
The incident happened on June 9 and was reported to police at 1:40am.
On Tuesday, a 24-year, dual Australian-French national was charged with murder after he allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, 27-year old Jean-Yves Pouillon, in the chest and neck.
She was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and died on July 4.
Pouillon was originally arrested in June for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s father.
He is due to appear in the Sunshine Coast Local Court on July 6.
More than 20 cases of Zika have been reported in Queensland, with some of the fatalities attributed to travel.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the virus was a public health emergency and she was working closely with other states, territories and territories to get people vaccinated.
“I’m aware of the concern of people, and we have to work with them to ensure they have the right vaccines as quickly as possible,” Ms Palasazczuk told reporters in Townsville on Tuesday.
Health Minister Jane Garrett said she had spoken to Queensland Health Minister Michael Gunston and Queensland Health Commissioner Michael Ross and was confident Queensland would have all the necessary vaccines.
Ms Garrett said Queensland Health had already been able to vaccinate 2,500 people, including about 1,000 children, with a focus on the children who had recently travelled.
However, the Government had still not been able, Ms Garrett said.
Read more: Quebec is the first state to get the full Zika vaccine for pregnant women and newborns.
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