The Queensland Premier says the government isn’t currently considering fully closing the border, despite fears we won’t be able to escape an outbreak.
It comes as every New South Wales registered vehicle is checked at border crossing, to make sure they haven’t been to the recently declared Sydney hot spots of Liverpool and Campbeltown.
34 coronavirus cases have been linked to the Crossroads pub across those Sydney suburbs, with concerns now growing that cases could easily spread into Queensland.
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That’s prompted calls for Queensland’s hard border closures to be brought back in, only a week after they were officially reopened.
Annastacia Palaszczuk has told The Today Show it’s not something she’s considering at the moment.
“Look, we’re not factoring that in at the moment because we’re very happy with the checks that are happening at the border.
“There are delays. We are trying to make it easier for those border communities. We know how hard it is between the Tweed and southern part of the Gold Coast.
“We’ve asked people to plan their trips if they’re coming from other parts of NSW but we’re also asking people to do the right thing and if they are sick do not come into Queensland.
“We’ve increased our testing of course across Queensland and we have almost finished the testing of the people who did attend that Crossroads Hotel so I think there’s just one outstanding test there,” the Premier said.
But the Premier’s stopped short of confirming there was no outbreaks in the state, simply hoping for the best.