Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has confirmed travellers from the Greater Sydney region will not be able to enter her state until the end of the month, and the same could apply for Victorians if the COVID-19 situation worsens.
Unfortunately those wishing to travel from the Greater Sydney region to Queensland will have to put their plans on hold until at least the end of January.
QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced in a press conference on Thursday that the current border restrictions will not be re-reviewed until the end of January.
“I know this is very disappointing for people during this time,” Ms Palaszczuk explained.
“But we are concerned still about Greater Sydney.”
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Victorians are currently still able to enter QLD, but Ms Palaszczuk warned that this could change at any moment. Further restrictions could be implemented for Victoria, depending on how the current COVID situation plays out.
“We’re also very concerned about Victoria,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“We’ll be having a National Cabinet Meeting tomorrow, and I’ll get further updates there and update everyone after national cabinet.”
The news comes as QLD recorded its first COVID community transmission case in 113 days after a Brisbane hotel quarantine worker tested positive to the virus.
“This cleaner did everything right… She developed the symptoms yesterday and was tested yesterday,” Ms Palaszczuk stated.
QLD Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young has confirmed contact tracing is already under control to notify anyone who has been in contact with the woman.
“We have been working with her through the night and she has been fantastic and cooperated fully with us,” Young said.
“So we have been working through with her where she has been during her infectious period.”