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Australia Queensland says people who have been in four Sydney council areas must follow COVID-19 lockdown rules

08:21  25 june  2021
08:21  25 june  2021 Source:   abc.net.au

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a person smiling for the camera: Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the rules will be imposed on visitors from 1:00am on Saturday. (ABC News: Jim Malo) © Provided by ABC News Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young says the rules will be imposed on visitors from 1:00am on Saturday. (ABC News: Jim Malo)

Anyone in Queensland who has been to the Sydney council areas of Waverley, Woollahra, Randwick and the City of Sydney must follow the same lockdown rules imposed in New South Wales.

Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young made the direction as the southern state recorded 22 new locally acquired cases linked to the Bondi cluster.

From 1:00am tomorrow, visitors from those areas will be required to stay where they are and can only leave for "permitted purposes".

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Dr Young also announced the hotspot declaration for those four local government areas would be backdated to June 11.

This means Queensland residents returning home from 1:00am tomorrow who have been in those hotspot areas in the past two weeks will be required to enter hotel quarantine.

Any other travellers who have visited those hotspots in the past 14 days will be barred from entering the state.

'Be sensible'

Dr Young said anyone moving between the cross-border zones of New South Wales and Queensland must now complete a Queensland Travel Declaration from 1:00am on Monday.

"I'm asking you to be sensible," Dr Young said.

"If you're one of these people [who has recently visited these hotspots], please don't rush off to another location on holiday.

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"If you do, you'll still need to follow these rules wherever you are."

Dr Young said the 210 exposure-site venues in New South Wales were concerning as many of the cases had come about by fleeting contact.

"Locations are being added multiple times throughout the day, so it's absolutely vital people keep checking that list," Dr Young said.

She said any travel from Queensland to New South Wales should be off the cards.

The directions came as Queensland recorded two new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, linked to a cluster stemming from a leak from hotel quarantine last weekend.

Dr Young said both cases were detected in quarantine and do not pose a risk to the community.

She reiterated the need for anyone who visited the Brisbane Airport DFO shopping complex between 4:00pm and 4:30pm on June 19 to immediately get tested.

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