Qlders cleared after Syd pub visit as Premier defends border measures

All 19 Queenslanders who visited a Sydney pub at the centre of a coronavirus cluster have tested negative to the virus.

But officials believe there are still more people currently in Queensland who may have been at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula between July 3 and 10.

They’re urging anyone who did to self-isolate and get testing immediately.


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It comes as Queensland records another day with no new COVID-19 cases.

The state’s total remains at 1071 with four cases still active, including one on the Gold Coast.

“It’s not only good news, it’s a testament to the strength of our border controls which are critical to stem the spread of this virus,” Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told State Parliament.

“I understand the frustrations at delays on our borders, but I reiterate again to all Queenslanders and to all visitors to our state, these measures are absolutely vital to protect us all.”

Since last Friday Police have turned around 1086 people at state borders.

Police have also checked over 23,700 domestic airline passengers at Queensland airports, sending 440 into hotel quarantine and turning around 29.

“With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve in Victoria and New South Wales, these figures alone give a clear indication of the sheer scope of this task and show how vital it is that we continue to monitor and protect our border and to protect Queenslanders.”

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