The New South Wales Premier has issued a warning to her fellow state and territory leaders not to ruin Easter with border closures.
Queensland is waiting with bated breath to see whether or not the virus was able to spread through the community after a doctor became infectious last week.
The last 24 hours have been crucial.
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While New South Wales has had its own troubles, trying to contain a potential outbreak from a hotel quarantine worker.
So far, there’s been no new community cases linked to either infection, but NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian has begged her counterparts not to act too quickly with border closures if any pop-up.
She says any border changes would be an overreaction at this stage.
“If we’re going to give our citizens the opportunity to have a normal existence during COVID, we need to make sure that we change the way we think about it.
“And that’s why I urge everybody to be patient in other states, and not to take those drastic measures.” Ms Berejiklian said at a press conference yesterday.
A change to Queensland’s border closures would drastically impact the Easter period, in which we’re expecting an influx of holiday-makers from down south.
The Gold Coast Airport CEO says our domestic capacity will near pre-Covid levels, provided the borders are able to stay open.
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