By SBS Australia
Just 18 Queenslanders are yet to recover from COVID-19 as the state counts down to being handed more freedoms and students return to the classroom.
The news from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk came on Monday as parents dropped kids in kindy, prep, and years one, 11 and 12 off at the school gate.
There were no new cases of the virus diagnosed overnight and 137,009 tests have now been done.
Officials will assess the statewide response to the partial reopening of classrooms on Friday, before the go-ahead is given for those in other year levels.
It's proposed students from years two to 10 will return to school from May 25.
The staged approach is part of the Queensland government's wider plan to reopen the state following the flattening of the coronavirus curve.
Restrictions across the wider community will ease again from Saturday, with up to five people allowed inside together and up to 10 outside.
Restaurants, libraries, pools and beauty salons can reopen, provided they adhere to restricted numbers and social distancing.
Open house inspections and auctions will also be allowed.
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