4 August, 2020
QLD Border effectively closed
Premier Annastacia Palasczuk has just announced that all of NSW, Victoria and the ACT is now a declared hotspot, effectively shutting the border
BREAKING NEWS: Premier Annastacia Palasczuk has just announced that all of NSW, Victoria and the ACT is now a declared hotspot, effectively shutting the border on the two states and capital.
All visitors from NSW and the ACT will be barred entry to Queensland from 1am on Saturday, August 8.
The move comes after NSW was put on high alert and Victoria went into strong lockdown laws.
It comes as three men allegedly crossed the Queensland border illegally after travelling from Melbourne.
Queenslanders who are currently travelling interstate and being encouraged to return home before this weekend.
“I said that when the moment came, I would not hesitate,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said “That moment has arrived.”
“Now is not the time to travel to NSW,” she said.
Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said that only essential travel to NSW, the ACT and Victoria should be acted upon.
Anyone who returns from the hot spots will have to go into hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own cost.
As of August 4, there were 12 active cases of COVID in Queensland, 7 of the active cases are in hospital and there have been 1085 recorded cases since March 1.