Qld records no new local cases while implementing ‘tightest border controls’ yet

Queensland now has more of a reason than ever to double down on border restrictions, after recording no new local cases overnight.

It suggests that the Indoorapilly is wrapping up, thanks to thousands of Queenslanders staying in quarantine during their infectious periods.


It’s a polar opposite situation to what’s happening just over the border in New South Wales, where the entire state has been plunged into lockdown to try and limit a worsening spread within the regions.

It’s forced Queensland to impose harsh restrictions at the border crossings, to try and make sure no one comes into the state who shouldn’t.

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Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is making no apologies for protecting the state.

“Can I say that when we heard the news on Twitter yesterday, we immediately got together all of our key state agencies and the heads to address what has been happening down at the border,” the Premier said this morning.

“We worked very hard yesterday late afternoon into the evening to get extra police presence down there.

“Now, because all of New South Wales is in a lockdown position, there should be very minimal movement over that border. 

“And that extra police presence will ensure we do everything we can to keep Queenslanders safe.

“So this is probably the tightest border controls we have put in place, they are going to be very strict, we will be checking people, and of course there is very minimal reason for that movement and we will be checking freight as well.

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