Sumary of More than 12,000 waiting to get into Qld:
- Credit: AAPShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkMany of the 12,000 people stranded interstate “are just waiting” for Queensland to scrap COVID-19 quarantine, with 1319 people successfully applying to isolate at home, the deputy police commissioner says.
- Deputy Police Commissioner Steve Gollschewski says 141 people have arrived since the application system went online at 5pm on Monday.
- “We understand that a lot of people just waiting to see what happens when we get 80 per cent, probably preferring to come in then,” Mr Gollschewski told ABC radio on Wednesday.
- The deputy commissioner said the option of home quarantine for drivers was “considered really carefully”, but the government decided it wasn’t safe.