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Australia Queensland closes its border with all of New South Wales

06:01  22 july  2021
06:01  22 july  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Queensland is closing its border to New South Wales from 1am tomorrow. "In order to be able to ease these restrictions, we need to close the border to the rest of New South Wales ," Mr Miles said. "That will mirror the arrangements currently in place in Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania." Mr Miles said there would be an exceptions available for those in the zone from the Clarence Valley, west to the South Australian border , and check points will be installed at key locations.

Queensland to close border with New South Wales , records no new COVID-19 cases. By Jessica Stewart. Posted 1h ago1 hours ago, updated 11m ago11 minutes ago. Acting Premier Steven Miles said as part of other changes, masks will need to be worn for seven more days in 11 south -east Queensland council areas but other social distancing restrictions would be relaxed. "In order to be able to ease these restrictions, we need to close the border to the rest of New South Wales ," Mr Miles said.

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Queensland has shut its border to New South Wales as the Sydney cluster continues to grow rapidly.

Border restrictions had previously only applied to people from Greater Sydney and specific NSW hotspots, but the Queensland government has now locked out the entire state.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the decision on Thursday morning on Twitter, as she is currently in Tokyo sealing Brisbane hosting the 2032 Olympic Games.

The border closures will come into place from 1am on Friday morning.

NSW recorded a new high of 124 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the state's outbreak - which began with an air crew driver testing positive on June 16 - to 1,652 infections.

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Australia's Queensland will extend its border closure to New South Wales ( NSW ) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) to halt the spread of coronavirus from south -eastern states. It has already shut to Victoria - the centre of Australia's second wave - amid an outbreak in Melbourne. Noting consistent cases in Sydney, the Queensland government last week closed its borders to residents of the city. image copyrightGetty Images. image captionPeople in Sydney queueing for a virus test. On Wednesday, it said the ban would widen to all of NSW as well as the ACT, a small territory which

BREAKING: Queensland ’s border with New South Wales will close from 1am Friday to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. This is an important step that allows Queensland to safely ease COVID-19 restrictions across the state.#covid19 pic.twitter.com/Q71I5Bis5l. The decision comes as NSW recorded 110 locally acquired cases of Covid-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday. It is expected the state will record another jump in cases on Thursday. Queensland joins Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia who already have a hard border in place with the whole of NSW .

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Queensland recorded zero new cases on Thursday morning, Deputy Premier Steven Miles said in a press conference.


Video: Queensland changes border bubble rules amid Sydney outbreak (Sky News Australia)

He also confirmed the state has given two million vaccines so far in its jab rollout.

'In order to ease the restrictions as outlined we will close the border to the rest of New South Wales,' Miles said.

'That will mirror the arrangements currently in place with Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.

'There will be a border zone in place for people who live and need to travel within communities around the border. We will allow that travel for essential purposes.'

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Queensland will close its border to all of New South Wales and the ACT from 1:00am on Saturday. While not all of these nine cases were linked to alleged acts of dishonesty, Mr Miles noted a disturbing number of people were going to great lengths to avoid the border lockdown. The border closure also upstaged a lingering controversy for the Palaszczuk Government. There's still no explanation as to how a returning diplomatic security contractor with COVID-19 last week managed to bypass normal quarantine procedures.

New South Wales Health has revised its border requirements, telling Queenslanders to complete a form every 72 hours. Border pass requirements have changed again for those travelling between New South Wales and Queensland . Key points: Travellers from Queensland to NSW will need to fill in a NSW border declaration every three days. Those who frequently cross the border must carry both a NSW and Queensland declaration.

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The border closures will see restrictions eased throughout Queensland, including gathers at homes rising from 30 people to 100.

Indoor premises will be able to have one person per two square metres, while there are no limits on outdoor gatherings.

With the NRL moving its entire competition to the state, with bubbles set up on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, stadiums with a capacity of above 20,000 will now be allowed to be 75 per cent full.

That news is huge for the competition eager to improve the financial burder with crowds.

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Restrictions questioned in border communities following Mildura's COVID-19 outbreak .
Four COVID-19 cases of the Delta strain are active in north-west Victoria, an area in lockdown. Yet, thanks to a 'border bubble', nearby New South Wales residents — who are living without restrictions — are travelling frequently to and from Mildura.Most of regional New South Wales is not in lockdown, but one Gol Gol resident chose to live by Victoria's restrictions on Sunday after Mildura recorded its first case of COVID-19 since April last year.

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