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30 October, 2020

Premier confirms partial re-opening of border to NSW

The Palaszczuk Government has announced that Queensland will open its border to most parts New South Wales from 1:00am on November 3

By Phil Brandel


Today the Palaszczuk Government announced that Queensland will open its border to most parts New South Wales from 1:00am on November 3, but it will remain closed to Greater Sydney and Victoria.Queensland’s Chief Health Officer advised Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk the Queensland border will re-open to New South Wales on November 3 with the exception of greater Sydney after the city recorded seven cases of community COVID transmission in the last four days.


"I have reviewed the situation in NSW and prior to yesterday, they had four Local Government Areas (LGA) in Sydney that had had cases of community transmission that NSW was unable to link to any known clusters, which means that they have transmission and they don't know where it is coming from," Dr Young said.

"Yesterday they had four new cases and one of those cases they could not link to any other known clusters.

"The other three cases were linked to that case. That then meant another area of Sydney was having cases.

"So based on that new information yesterday and the information up to that point I believe it is important that Queensland remain closed to those 32 LGA is in Sydney."
The local LGAs banned include: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, Nth Sydney, Northern Beaches, Parramatta, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Woolhara, Sydney Harbour.

The border will also remain closed to Victoria.

There was one new case of COVID-19 in Queensland in the last 24 hours.

A man in his 50’s who is in hotel quarantine on the Gold Coast after returning from Stockholm is the latest to test positive.

He is now being admitted to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

It takes the number of active cases in Queensland to six.


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