In breaking news today, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has declared Greater Sydney a COVID-19 hotspot from 1am on 1 August, effectively closing the border to all Greater Sydney arrivals.
From 1am on Saturday 1 August, Queensland will close its borders to all residents of greater Sydney.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement this morning, confirming that the borders will close again from Saturday.
“No one from Sydney will be allowed into Queensland,” she tweeted.
In a second tweet, Annastacia Palaszczuk added “Queensland residents returning will have to isolate in a hotel for 14 days at their own expense,”
Hotspots currently include areas in south-west Sydney – Fairfield, Liverpool and Campbelltown – as was all of Victoria.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said more COVID-19 “hotspots” would be declared shortly.
People who aren’t residents of Queensland but who are from a designated hot spot are already banned from crossing the border.
The Queensland government already requires any Queensland resident who has visited a designated hot spot, to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
More to come.
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