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The Queensland Chief Health Officer has imposed border restrictions for residents and visitors to the recent COVID-19 cluster outbreak areas.

Dr Jeannette Young says that the Northern Beaches COVID-19 cluster has now increased to 17 positive cases and as a result, the border will close to people from the area.

‘Anyone who was in the Northern Beaches region on or since Friday 11 December 2020 and is already in Queensland should get tested and quarantine in their home or accommodation for 14 days from the date they left the Northern Beaches.

‘Anyone who was in the Northern Beaches region on or since Friday 11 December 2020 and arrives in Queensland on a flight from Sydney must get tested and quarantine in their home or accommodation for 14 days from the date they left the Northern Beaches.

‘Anyone who was in the Northern Beaches region on or since Friday 11 December 2020 and arrives in Queensland on a flight from Sydney after 1am Saturday 19 December 2020 must go into hotel quarantine at their own expense for 14 days from the date they left the Northern Beaches, and get tested.

Dr Young said this includes both interstate visitors and Queensland residents returning home.

‘We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will provide updates.’


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Why on earth are lockdowns not happening in the affected areas to stop the spread?
    Victoria was successful in eliminating an outbreak, whereas NSW seems to be happy to let it spread through Australia’s largest city.
    Now those who live outside affected areas have to worry about visitors being positive carriers, and limited border access.

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