QLD records zero new cases as new border rules bite

Queensland has recorded another double donut day with no new cases of COVID-19 either in the community or in hotel quarantine.

Almost 10,000 tests were carried out in the last 24 hours across despite the state’s latest outbreak being well under control.

The number of active cases in Queensland has now fallen to 39.


The state remains on track to have more restrictions eased on Friday if we continue our virus-free run.

Capacity in pubs, clubs and restaurants is due to be increased this week along with numbers at household and public gatherings.

A decision is also expected by Friday on the future use of masks.

Meantime tough new border rules have had an immediate impact with a big drop in the number of vehicles trying to cross the border.

Up to 4pm on Saturday Police had intercepted 2715 vehicles with 142 of those turned around.

Officials have confirmed 12 essential workers who would otherwise have been allowed into Queensland were denied entry because they had not had one dose of a vaccine.