No local cases in Queensland as officials discuss border conditions

There have been no new local coronavirus cases in Queensland overnight, as officials work with New South Wales on border restrictions.

Four infections were picked up in hotel quarantine, but are not considered a risk to the community at this point.


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It comes as Queensland wakes to its first full day of stage three restrictions after they were able to be eased again yesterday.

Up to 100 people can now gather in households, with no limit on gatherings in public spaces.

Cafés, pubs and restaurants are able to double capacity to one-person-per-two-square-metres, or 100 per cent capacity if customers are ticketed and seated.

Dancing is back, along with standing at the pub for a drink.

While 200 people are allowed to attend weddings and funerals.

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Meantime, it appears New South Wales has now come to the table for border discussions, with the hopes to ease the pressure on the Tweed and Coolangatta community.

There have been repeated calls for the checkpoints to move south to the Tweed River, which the NSW government has consistently rejected.

They’ve doubled down on that this morning.

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