No new cases as Qld prepares to become “home to the AFL”

Queensland has recorded another day of no new conronavirus cases, with the Premier also confirming some exciting news for AFL fans on the Gold Coast.

Speaking to reporters on Friday morning, Annastacia Palaszczuk revealed Queensland will become home to the AFL, with six clubs from Victoria heading to the sunshine state “for the rest of the season”.

St Kilda, North Melbourne, Essendon, Western Bulldogs, Richmond and Carlton will all set up in Queensland, with the clubs expected to arrive by Monday night.


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It’s understood they will be given an exemption from the ban on Victorians entering Queensland, as they have already been abiding by their own strict quarantine protocols in Melbourne.

“Essentially Queensland is going to be the home of the AFL, they should give us the grand final after this,” Palaszczuk joked.

Four teams will remain on the Gold Coast, while two will set up in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast.

The Premier said it’s great news for Queensland AFL fans, who will be able to see more games in their own backyard.

“There will be a lot more matches at the Gabba and Metricon and of course our capacity is 50 per cent of the public being able to go see these sports stars in action,” she said.

Queensland’s coronavirus total remains at 1067 after no new cases were recorded overnight.

There are still just two cases still active across the whole state, including one here on the Gold Coast.

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