Sumary of Queensland set to shut NSW border amid fears Sydney outbreak 'starting to escalate':
- Queensland will close its border to New South Wales and shake up its mask-wearing and social distancing rules in response to the “escalating” COVID-19 threat posed by the Sydney outbreak.
- “In order to be able to ease these restrictions, we need to close the border to the rest of New South Wales,” Mr Miles said.
- “That will mirror the arrangements currently in place in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania.
- “Mr Miles said there would be exceptions available for those in the border zone from the Clarence Valley, west to the South Australian border, and checkpoints will be installed at key locations.
- “It will allow people to move around those communities for essential reasons, all the things that you would expect like to go to school to go to work, for healthcare or to care for others,” he said.
- The border zone would not include Coffs Harbour, as Mr Miles said there were some risks there.
- Queensland COVID-19 snapshot:Confirmed cases so far: 1,761Deaths: 7Tests conducted: 3,198,915Active cases: 36Latest information from Queensland Health.
- Queensland Health released a statement saying all of NSW would be considered a hotspot for four weeks.