QLD shuts border with Greater Sydney

Queensland is Closing Its Borders to People From Greater Sydney

QLD shuts border with Greater Sydney

Australia's professional sports leagues face another challenge to complete their seasons after authorities in Queensland said they would shut the state's border to arrivals from Sydney amid growing clusters of COVID-19 across the city.

"The health and safety of all players, officials and support staff is paramount and by moving all scheduled matches to Queensland this weekend and beyond, we're ensuring this safety, along with the sustainability of the season".

"But just in case one of them has come into contact with someone who then goes to an aged care facility, just because we know how vulnerable those people are", she said.

On Tuesday, July 28, before the new restrictions were announced, Premier Palaszczuk was blunt in her message to Queenslanders considering travelling south: "I would advise Queenslanders at the moment, to not travel to New South Wales".

Ms Palaszczuk said the next 48 hours were critical.

On Wednesday, Queensland announced the state would close its borders to all residents of greater Sydney from 1am on Saturday.

"It would have been nice if she told me", Ms Berejiklian said.

A 14-day forced quarantine period will also apply to Queensland residents returning home from Greater Sydney - in a hotel and at your own expense, too.

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"That's a decision for her and in the end, it hurts the smaller states when they don't interact with NSW".

We do not want a second wave here. Two of those cases are in hotel quarantine.

The closure of Queensland's border to visitors from the Greater Sydney region will result in an estimated $100 million loss of revenue to the Far North's tourism industry in the latest blow to the region's economy.

But she said people needed to be honest about where they had travelled.

Dr Beirman said Queensland's response to "close the gates" to large parts of NSW because of a handful of cases is "overkill". There is also a number of close contacts in both of their households.

"Of course, one case is not a chain [of transmission] and hopefully we'll be able to get that under control as soon as possible".

"There will be a thorough police investigation here but now we have to act as a community and any areas the chief health officer says need to be closed, will be closed".

"We're at a knife's edge, a very critical point" Dr McAnulty shared in a press briefing earlier today.

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