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Australia Queensland declares Perth a coronavirus hotspot

13:40  31 january  2021
13:40  31 january  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Queensland and Victoria declare Perth a coronavirus hotspot after hotel quarantine security guard Anyone arriving to Queensland from Perth must go into 14-day hotel quarantine Metropolitan Perth , Peel region and the South West region went into lockdown

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says a woman who has since tested positive for coronavirus travelled to the Sunshine Coast while infectious before returning to New South Wales. The woman is linked to the coronavirus cluster at Sydney's Northern Beaches. Anyone onboard Virgin flight VA925 from Sydney to Brisbane on December 16 is urged to get tested. Queensland has declared Sydney's Northern Beaches a hotspot , with a 14-day hotel quarantine mandatory from Saturday.

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Queensland has declared Perth and some surrounding regions a coronavirus hotspot, meaning anyone arriving from the area must go into 14-day hotel quarantine.

The decision comes after metropolitan Perth, the Peel region and the South West region went into a five-day lockdown on Sunday because of a hotel quarantine worker's infection.

Anyone who arrives from those areas from 6pm on Sunday must go into quarantine.

Victoria has also moved swiftly following the lockdown announcement, moving the impacted areas from green zones to red under their traffic light system, from 9pm on Sunday.

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Queensland residents who are returning home after being in declared hotspots in the past 14 days will be forced into hotel quarantine at their own expense. Earlier, the Premier said there would be no tightening of Queensland 's border for now, but the State Government was monitoring the outbreak in New South Wales to decide if more restrictions were needed. "If there is an outbreak of community transmission in New South Wales, like we have seen in Victoria, we will not hesitate to take quick and swift action," Ms Palaszczuk said.

Queensland Health has declared coronavirus hotspots in several areas of New South Wales after a cluster of cases in Sydney. Key points: Anyone from Campbelltown or Liverpool will be barred entry from Queensland at midday. Residents who lie about being in a coronavirus hotspot could now "Any Queenslanders who have been to the Crossroads Hotel from July 3 to July 10 inclusive should get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible and then immediately self-isolate." Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young said the new hotspot declarations added more restrictions to border checkpoints.

Anyone who has been in a red zone, including Victorians, since January 25 cannot enter the state without an exception.

a person standing in front of a store: Queensland has declared Perth a coronavirus hotspot and requires anyone arriving from the area to go into a 14-day hotel quarantine. Pictured: security outside Perth hotel with positive case © Provided by Daily Mail Queensland has declared Perth a coronavirus hotspot and requires anyone arriving from the area to go into a 14-day hotel quarantine. Pictured: security outside Perth hotel with positive case

Queensland Health also announced that anyone who had travelled from those WA areas since January 26 should be tested and isolate until they receive their result.

The latest restriction on arrivals comes as Queensland calls for a targeted version of JobKeeper to help its struggling international tourism industry as it aims for a domestic boom in the sector over Easter.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her government are standing firm in their calls for federal government support to continue, despite a swipe from NSW saying Queensland is a victim of its own border closures.

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  State declares large parts of WA a COVID-19 hotspot Queensland has declared large parts of Western Australia a coronavirus hotspot after WA recorded a potentially highly infectious case of COVID-19.WA Premier Mark McGowan confirmed the new case and announced a snap five-day lockdown during an emergency COVID-19 press conference today.

Greater Sydney has been declared a hotspot by the Queensland Government effective from 1am Saturday, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she had no prior warning of the decision. Beyond Blue's Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is a 24/7 service free of charge to all Australians. Visit the site here or call 1800512348. For coronavirus breaking news alerts and livestreams straight to your smartphone sign up to the 9News app and set notifications to on at the App Store or Google Play.

Queensland became the first state to declare large parts of WA a coronavirus hotspot today. Queensland Health said in a statement that anyone who has been in Metropolitan Perth , Peel or the South West regions of WA who arrives in Queensland from 6pm tonight will face 14 days hotel quarantine. However, with Greater Sydney's COVID-19 outbreak contained, and the borders reopening at 1am tomorrow, tourism operators are still hopeful of a bumper start to the year. "Sydneysiders have come and wanted to book in for Easter, so yeah we're filling up which is really exciting

Queensland's Greater Sydney hotspot will end on Monday, further freeing up travel between the states.

a sign on the side of a building: The decision comes after a hotel (pictured) quarantine worker became infected with the mutant strain of covid © Provided by Daily Mail The decision comes after a hotel (pictured) quarantine worker became infected with the mutant strain of covid

On Sunday, Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe called on Canberra to help Queensland's international tourism sector with more support.

'A targeted version of JobKeeper, a targeted version ... targeted at those internationally exposed sectors of the economy, would be really, really helpful - that would be the best way forward,' he said.


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But also on Sunday, Federal Minister for Tourism Dan Tehan reiterated that JobKeeper will end and called on Ms Palaszczuk to 'play her part' in helping the tourism sector.

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The Northern Territory government declares six local government areas in Queensland as coronavirus hotspots after earlier expanding the list of areas from which recent arrivals into the NT must self-quarantine and undertake a COVID-19 test. People who have arrived in the Northern Territory from the City of Brisbane and the Moreton Bay Region from Saturday, March 20 were already required to self-quarantine and get tested. The announcements follow a declaration that Greater Brisbane will begin a three-day lockdown from 5:00pm today after 10 new cases of coronavirus , four

Hotspots are declared to stop people who have travelled to high-risk areas entering Northern Territory without first completing a 14 day self-quarantine. tested on days 1, 7 and 12 after entering quarantine. Anyone who has arrived or will arrive in the Northern Territory who flew on QF 778 from Perth to Melbourne on 21 April 2021 must be tested for COVID-19. The person must travel directly to a suitable place of quarantine and remain in that place, except to submit to testing for COVID-19 (or in an emergency).

'We want to make sure that the states play their part and the Queensland Premier, along with other state and territory leaders, could really play an influential role by getting a consistency around hotspot definitions and border closures,' Mr Tehan said.

'If the Queensland Premier could play her part in that, that would be wonderful for the Queensland tourism industry. If we could get that consistency, that would provide certainty to the sector.'

Annastacia Palaszczuk smiling for the camera: Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) and her government are standing firm in their calls for federal government support to continue © Provided by Daily Mail Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk (pictured) and her government are standing firm in their calls for federal government support to continue

Queensland, which has gone another day with no new coronavirus cases, is looking forward to a tourism windfall from NSW and Victoria over Easter worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

'Opening the border to Greater Sydney could result in a $350m tourism windfall alone,' the premier said.

'That's what 370,000 Sydneysiders spent in 2019, visiting Queensland for Easter.'

Ms Palaszczuk has urged the federal government to extend the JobSeeker payments past March for tourism operators, particularly in far north Queensland.

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have taken a swipe at her in response.

Ms Berejikilian said her Queensland counterpart was a victim of her own border closures, while Mr Perrottet said Ms Palaszczuk needed to realise 'money doesn't grow on banana trees'.

Ms Palaszczuk dismissed the criticism, telling reporters outsiders can call her whatever names they want 'but honestly, I will always stand up for people in this state'.

a person standing in front of a window: NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian has taken a swipe at QLD Premier saying that her Queensland counterpart was a victim of her own border closures © Provided by Daily Mail NSW Premier Gladys Berejikilian has taken a swipe at QLD Premier saying that her Queensland counterpart was a victim of her own border closures

Ms Berejiklian said Queensland's tourism woes were exacerbated by Ms Palaszczuk's domestic border closures, which had been too hasty.

'(Ms Palaszczuk) is now the victim of a policy she put in place herself,' Ms Berejiklian said.

The Queensland premier said tourism operators, particularly those in the far north, had told her their main problem was a lack of international visitors rather than a domestic downturn.

'We will of course continue to support our tourism industry, but the tourism industries in some parts of Queensland are being impacted more than others because they were heavily reliant on international tourism ... there is no international tourism,' she said.

a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Ms Palaszczuk (pictured) dismissed the criticism, telling reporters outsiders can call her whatever names they want 'but honestly, I will always stand up for people in this state' © Provided by Daily Mail Ms Palaszczuk (pictured) dismissed the criticism, telling reporters outsiders can call her whatever names they want 'but honestly, I will always stand up for people in this state' Read more

Western Australia lifts lockdown as raft of restrictions kick in .
Premier Mark McGowan said the state will forge ahead with lifting its lockdown after a week-long testing blitz uncovered no new cases, bringing an end to the five day lockdown.Premier Mark McGowan said the state will forge ahead with lifting its lockdown after a week-long testing blitz uncovered no new cases as of 8pm on Thursday (11pm AEDT).

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