Queensland Rolls Out the Welcome Mat to Victoria

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced her state will finally be open to Victorians after the southern state went 28 days without community transmission of COVID-19.

The Queensland border was first completely closed to Victorians on 10 July on fears of an outbreak of COVID-19 that eventually resulted in Melbourne being locked down for months.

Speaking to ABC News Breakfast this morning Palaszczuk welcomed Victorians back to the Sunshine State for the Christmas period.

“I congratulate Daniel Andrews, their chief health officer, and all Victorians because this is just such fantastic news,” she said on the program.

“So it means on the 1st of December Victorians can also come to Queensland and, of course, Queenslanders could go to Victoria as well.”

The announcement comes one day after the Queensland Government announced those in Sydney would be allowed to cross the border north from 1 December.

Victoria again reported no new cases of COVID-19 and no active cases of the coronavirus in the state today.

The easing of border measures means Victorians will no longer need to complete 14 days of quarantine on arrival, unless they have recently been in a COVID-19 hotspot.

Border restrictions with South Australia are still being considered as the Parafield cluster remains a concern to Dr Young.


Original article posted on 25/11/2020 by Business News Australia

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