No new virus cases as Qld opposition hits out over border closure

Some good news for Queensland today, with no new cases of coronavirus recorded yet again.

It comes as a welcome relief, as today marks exactly two weeks since at least 30,000 people gathered in Brisbane’s CBD to protest during a Black Lives Matter rally.

There are now just three cases of the virus still active across the whole state.


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The low number of cases suggests Queensland has managed to dodge a potential outbreak of COVID-19, which authorities feared would happen as a result of thousands of people gathering in the same location.

It’s a different story in Victoria, where three protesters have tested positive to the illness after attending a rally in Melbourne.

In Queensland, the state total remains at 1066, while more than 271,860 tests have been conducted.

Opposition leader Deb Frecklington has again slammed the State Government this morning, calling for the borders to be reopened by at least July 1.

“It has been two weeks after 30,000 people congregated in King George Square and we’ve had no spike in cases,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Qld is being hardest hit by the border closure losing more than 1,000 jobs a week.

“The curve is flat, Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to stop flattening the economy,” she added.

The Queensland Government has flagged a July 10 border reopening, with a decision to be made at the end of this month.

However, Deputy Premier Steven Miles yesterday admitted a recent spike in cases in Victoria could threaten that.

“It certainly pushes the case for being very cautious about the opening of the borders that’s why we’ve said we’ll wait until the end of the month to assess it,” Mr Miles said.

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“I think it underlines how irresponsible some of the calls to open the border early have been.

“We want to be able to see Victoria get on top of this local community transmission, I’m sure they will and once they do we’ll be very pleased to welcome southerners back to our state.”

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Just open the borders FFS!