Annastacia Palaszczuk announces easing of restrictions in Queensland

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2021. 10:51 am

Restrictions in South East Queensland have been removed after the country recorded another day with zero local cases of COVID-19.

In hotel quarantine, there were two cases of COVID 19 identified in travelers. Because the state hasn’t had an active case in the community for 20 days, a number of restrictions were lifted at 4 p.m. today.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro had contacted the Queensland government about cooperating on the present issue at the Queensland-NSW border, according to Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles.

Moving the border further south, either to the Tweed River or possibly to the southern end of the Tweed Shire, has been suggested as a viable solution. The Queensland government had already made that idea to New South Wales, but it had been rejected.

The border is currently closed to all people from NSW save for a small handful of essential workers,Ā causing havoc in the border towns of Tweed and Coolangatta for families and businesses.

“Of course we will work with them to put in place any measures we can to keep the border safe but minimise its impact to the extent that it is possible,” Mr Miles said.

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