‘Please get home now’: Govt’s plea to Queenslanders in Victoria

Queenslanders in Victoria are being urged to get home as quickly as possible to avoid being forced to quarantine for two weeks.

From midday on Friday, anyone coming into Queensland from Victoria, including Queensland residents, will be sent to hotel quarantine for 14 days at their own expense.

It comes as the number of new coronavirus cases in Victoria continues to grow.


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The state recorded a further 77 new cases overnight.

Health Minister Steven Miles says they remain very concerned about the situation in Victoria.

“They now have more locally acquired cases than Queensland had overseas acquired cases,” Mr Miles said.

“They now have 370 active cases across a number of outbreaks, that compares to just seven in New South Wales and two here in Queensland.

“Yesterday was their 15th day of double-digit new cases. They have outbreaks in schools, healthcare facilities, extended family groups and hotels.”

Thousands of Queenslanders are now frantically trying to get home before tomorrow’s deadline.

“I want to repeat my message to Queenslanders in Victoria – please get home now, please get home as quickly as you can.

“We expect the number of flights travelling into and out of Melbourne will drop off after that point and so the opportunity for people to come and will become more difficult.”

Mandatory hotel quarantine is expected to cost around $200 per night, per person for 14 days.

Meantime, Queensland has recorded no new coronavirus cases for the sixth straight day.

The State’s total number of cases remains at 1067.

There are still two active cases across Queensland, including one on the Gold Coast.

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yes, get all the potential carriers here before they are checked, no risk there.
These rules should be effective immediatly, not leaving time and loopholes, this is how it spreads!

Which hotels are being used for quarantine?