No new cases as Qld Premier threatens to ‘slam the border shut’

The Queensland Premier says she will not hesitate to slam the border shut, in order to protect the state from community transmission.

It comes as the sunshine state records no new cases of the virus overnight, and over the weekend, while the situation in Victoria rages out of control.

Our state total remains at 1,076, with just five still considered active around Queensland.


Meanwhile, the border checkpoints through Coolangatta and Tweed are back to a crawl this morning, as new border restrictions come into place.

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Anyone from Fairfield in New South Wales will now be denied entry, with police having to check every vehicle to make sure it hasn’t recently been to the area.

But Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says there’s nothing she can do about the traffic woes, and absolutely will not hesitate to take further measures as required.

“Of course there will be delays at the border, I can’t do anything about that. There will be delays, because we are protecting Queensland.

“I always take the advice of Doctor Young, our Chief Health Officer, and that advice has stood Queensland in a very good position.

“So if there is outbreaks of community transmission, or it cannot be sourced, or there are clusters, we will not hesitate to declare hot spots.

“Or we will not hesitate, if it gets out of control, to slam the border shut,” the Premier said this morning.