Paramedics just as busy despite lockdown orders
LITTLE reprieve has been felt by Ipswich paramedics over the past 48 hours despite residents being forced indoors amid strict lockdown.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday afternoon there had not been a decline in call-outs since stay-at-home orders came into place Friday evening.
There has, however, reportedly been a possible decline in the number of motor vehicle accidents attended by paramedics.
She said the decline in some incidents reflected the wider community’s compliance with lockdown orders.
It appeared to be a similar instance for Ipswich police since Friday evening, amid the temporary closure of many bars and restaurants.
A Queensland Police spokeswoman said exact statistics were unavailable at this time.
“Given Ipswich is in lockdown, there would be less calls for service this weekend compared to last, particularly around entertainment areas,” she said.
Police have instead been busy patrolling roads and public spaces – both warning and sometimes fining individuals without a mask.