No talk of travel bubble amid fears about border reopening

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she has had no discussions with any other state about a potential travel bubble that would likely exclude Victoria.

It comes as fears grow that the proposed July 10 border reopening will be pushed back because of a spike in cases in Victoria.

Victoria has recorded a further 17 new cases today and has now had 123 new cases in the past week, with a significant amount of community transmission.


The Premier would not speculate on whether Queensland’s border reopening could be delayed because of the situation in Victoria.

“We are going to review at the end of the month, but there is significant concern about the community transmission, people do not want a second wave in Queensland,” Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Read more: Victoria records 17 new coronavirus cases

The Premier also played down talk of only opening up Queensland to select states.

“The Prime Minister has made it clear he doesn’t want that to happen.

“Health safety is a priority, we’re reviewing it at the end of the month but it’s a big issue, it’s an area of concern that we have and I’m quite sure it’s going to be raised at National Cabinet.

“So I thank people for their patience but the last thing we want is large scale community transmission in Queensland.”

It comes as Queensland recorded its sixth straight day with no new coronavirus cases.

There are now just two active cases across the entire state, both of those on the Gold Coast.

Read more: Queensland’s run of no new COVID-19 cases continues

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Victoria needs to lock down their trouble areas now.
No need for them to delay opening the border that should never have been closed in the first place.
Just open the border FFS!