The State Government has confirmed Moree will be booted from the Queensland – New South Wales border bubble following an outbreak of COVID-19.
The Premier revealed the news in a post on social media a short time ago, confirming the northern NSW town will become a restricted border zone area from 12.01am on Friday, November 5.
“It follows an outbreak that has so far spread to 33 cases in NSW. This is in addition to three cases that were reported in Queensland today,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.
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It means residents of Moree will no longer have access across the Queensland border, except in exceptional circumstances such as essential healthcare.
The move comes after Queensland recorded three new local COVID-19 cases today, all in the border town of Goondiwindi.
One is linked to a known cluster, while the other two have been infectious in the community for up to five days.
“There will also be a change to border directions, so that unvaccinated people in the New South Wales border zone, won’t be able to come to Queensland to places and services that are available only to vaccinated people in New South Wales,” the Premier also confirmed.