Decision day for Queensland’s border reopening

Queenslanders are waiting with bated breath to find out exactly when our borders will reopen.

The Premier is set to reveal today when we can begin letting fully vaccinated people in from hotspots.

As of yesterday, Queensland was agonisingly close to the elusive 80 per cent double dose vaccine milestone required to reopen the borders to New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and most recently South Australia.


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We were at 78.17 per cent fully vaccinated.

Updated figures due this morning will hopefully get us close enough to secure a reopening date.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk yesterday promised she’d be fronting the media on Monday with an announcement.

“We’re going to get some predictions about when we’re likely to get there, so we will look at the vaccination rates today and then I’ll be updating everyone tomorrow,” the Premier told reporters on Sunday.

Queensland reported no new local COVID-19 cases in yesterday’s update, however, six infections were detected in-home and hotel quarantine.

None of the new cases was in the community while infectious so they do not pose a risk.

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