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Raiders’ place of play is in the air as Queensland’s Covid outbreak disrupts Canberra’s entertainment | Canberra weather


Canberra’s sports and arts scene has been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane. The Raiders’ game against the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday may have to be moved to Sydney due to the cases in South East Queensland. A decision was expected in the middle of the morning when the last figures of the new cases will be known. And the soloist at Wednesday’s Canberra Symphony Orchestra concert had to retire and return home to Brisbane. The orchestra was scheduled to perform a violin concerto with soloist Courtenay Cleary, but the violinist flew out of Canberra due to rule changes as the new epidemic unfolds. As more and more cases emerged in Queensland, the ACT government decided that people who were recently in Brisbane should be quarantined in Canberra. The new rule says: “If you are currently in ACT and were in Greater Brisbane on or after March 15, you must immediately enter quarantine.” The quarantine is expected to last until early Thursday evening, but the violinist was scheduled to be on stage at ANU’s Llewellyn Hall on Wednesday and Thursday evening. IN OTHER NEWS: On rugby league, the NRL said on Tuesday night: “The Gold Coast Titans are expected to move to Sydney on Wednesday as the NRL looks to continue the season without being too heavily impacted by the COVID-19 cluster which spread in “The Titans players and staff have been ordered to pack their bags and prepare to leave for Sydney tomorrow,” the report posted on the NRL website said Tuesday evening. No decision was taken on Tuesday night. It will depend on how many new cases of community transmission of COVID-19 have occurred in the past 24 hours. The Titans and the NRL would make the decision. At the CSO concert of this In the evening the violinist was to play Korngold’s concerto. This will now be replaced by Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, described by CSO conductor and artistic director Jessica Cottis as “uplifting, expansive and joyful.” “The CSO is one. orchestra inc royally dedicated and versatile, ”she said. g to this alternate directory under the circumstances. We look forward to presenting an equally exciting program to our audience. Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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