The New South Wales Premier has taken another swipe at Queensland’s border closure and the ‘inconvenience’ it has caused to border residents.
Queensland’s border remains closed to Greater Sydney with the decision to be reviewed at the end of the month.
But Gladys Berejiklian says there is no reason to have any border closures at all.
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“Border closures have a huge and, I believe, unnecessary impact on the community when they don’t need to happen,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I appreciate the Queensland Government has certainly moderated its approach to borders but I’d like to see it moderated even further. There is currently no hot spot anywhere in Australia.”
New South Wales recorded no new local cases of COVID-19 for the second day in a row.
There were two cases detected in returned travellers in hotel quarantine.
Ms Berejiklian says she is still frustrated that residents in the Tweed still have to apply for a border pass to enter Queensland.
“Now that shouldn’t be the case. It’s an inconvenience people have to wear unnecessarily in my view, but certainly I think once the pandemic is behind us none of us want to see it again.”
Ms Berejiklian was speaking during a visit to the site of the new Tweed Hospital in Cudgen, where major works on the $673 million project are about to begin.